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Title : A Personal Narrative of a Visit to Ghuzni, Kabul and  Afghanistan : And of a Residence at the Court of Dost Mohamed with notices of Runjit Sing, Khiva and the Russian Expedition
Author : G.T. Vigne
Edition : HardBack
ISBN : 9789390035298
Pages : 498
Year of Pub : 2020
Price : Rs 1,495.00
   
 
 
This book is the record of a journey which the author embarked in 1936 from Punjab to Kabul. It was a time of great political ferment. The political climate of the region had changed since the time when Alexander Burns had travelled here for the British. Dost Mohammad of Afghanistan and Ranjit Singh of Punjab were trying to play each other to gain further influence in that region. Crossing the plains of the Punjab, the territory of Waziriristan and the plains of the Suleiman Kul, Vigne reached Ghazni and then proceeded to Kabul via Killah and Maidan. All along the way he kept notes of all that he saw, heard and experienced. It contains descriptions of the landscape, snippets of the local history, the habits, customs and rituals of the people, the descriptions of courts, political intrigues and skirmishes, etc. This book was first published in 1840.
About the Author
G.T. Vigne (1801-63) was an amateur cricketer and traveller. Left England for Persia in 1831 and then travelled to India and spent the next seven years travelling to north-west India and Central Asia . He was the first to describe Nanga Parbat. In 1936 he visited Afghanistan, the first Englishman to have visited Kabul, and met the emir Dost Mohammad.

 

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