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Description:New. pp. 410. 15 X 23. CONTENTS: Chap. I: Objects of the...New. pp. 410. 15 X 23. CONTENTS: Chap. I: Objects of the Mission-Departure from Bombay-Arrival in Sinde-Instructions-Embedded Ship-Changes in the Indus-Reminiscences-Tame otter-Vikkur-Pelican-Fish-The Boolun, or Porpoise-Singular Ceremony-Peer Putta-Tatta-Chief of the Jokeeas-Superstition-Ramazan-Condition of the Hindoos-Kulan Cote-Ruins-Sumovee Nuggur-Kinjore-Presentation to the Ameers of Sinde-Conference-Hydrabad-Old acquaintances Chap. II: Hunting excursion with the Ameers-Camel-riding-Costumes-Accident-Mo of hunting-Murderous Sport-Lakat-Amusements-Hawking-Sehwun-Mo Degradation-Geology-Natural history-New Companions-Larkhanu-Dr. Lord-Ameer of Khyrpoor-Sindian Dance-Ghoolam Nubee Khan-Deejee-Maraschino, a New Medicine-Antelope-hunting-Sindian Falcons-Bukkur Chap. III: Sukkur-Shikarpoor-Its Commercial Communications, Population, Bazars, &c. -River Festival-Beauties-Character of the people-Wild Tribes-Muzarees-A Chief-Native Song-Crocodile Steaks-Alligators-Mittuncote-Bhawul Khan, chief of Bhawulpoor-A French adventurer, Mons. Argoud-Mohammedan Convent-Don Jose Gonsalvez, our Artist-Runjeet Sing's Officers-Kind Reception-The Indus at Mittun-Dera Ghazee Khan-District of Deerajat-Its Great Importance-Lohanee Afghans-Their Routes-The "Gates of Khorasan"-Traffic of Dera Ghazee Khan-Vicinity-Bazars Chap. IV: Battle between the Afghans and Sikhs-Departure from Dera Ghazee-Baber's Routes-Voyage upwards-Sungur-Gurung-Dera Ismael Khan-Bazars, &c. -Corps de ballet-Donna of the Indus-Voyage to Kula Bagh-Romantic Country-Kussooree Hills-Singular Formation-Villages-Sooleeman Range Chap. V: Our critical position-State of the country-Influence of the Sikhs-The Euzoofzyes and their Chief-Plain of Peshawar-Futtihghur-The Khuttuks-Kala Bagh-Eesa Khyl Afghans-The Wuzarees-Ascent of the Indus-Coal Deposits-Excessive heat-Duncote-Husn Abdal-Dr. Falconer-Arrival at Attock Chap. VI: Cross the Attock-Khyrabad and fort-Bridge of the Indus-Inscriptions at Hund-Arrival at Peshawar-Reception by General Avitable-Prince Kurruck Sing-Review of his Troops-A Peshawaree's Story-Changes by the Sikhs-Curious Incident-Arrival at Jumrood-Enter the Khyber Pass-Ali Musjid-Duka-Visit from the Chiefs-Customs of the Khyberees-Bassoul-Kuju-Its Pomegranates-Gundamuk-Anecdote of 'Nadir Shah-Ilyat-An old Friend-A facetious Mooftee-Meet Mr. Masson-Arrival at Cabool-Cordial Reception Chap. VII: Interview with Dost Mahommed Khan-Gracious Reception by the Ameer-Nawab Jubar Khan-State of affairs at Cabool-Siege of Herat-A Russian agent-Pears and Hopes of the Ameer-Alchymy-Famous Swords-Visit Koh-damun and Kohistan-Istalif-Its Fine Scenery-Wild Inhabitants-Blood Feuds and Customs-Chareekar-Pass of Hindoo Kooah-Mines of Fureenjal-Ghorbund and Purwan Rivers-Value of Irrigation-Expenses of Farming-Reg Ruwan-Frequency of Earthquakes-Objects of our Tour-Begram-Topes-Water-fowl and Animals-Return to Cabool Chap. VIII: Cabool-Agent from Moorad Beg of Koondooz-Letter from the Chief-His change of policy--Answer given to it-The Envoy's character of his Chief-Dr. Lord's Journey to Koondooz-Extracts from his Letters-Arrival and Reception-Conversation with Moorad Beg-The invalid's a Hopeless Case-The Chief's Friendship-Lieutenant Wood's Journey-Syud of Talikhan, the Friend of Moorcroft-Atalik Beg-Moorcroft's Books, &c. '-Date of his Death-Mr. Trebeek's Character-Customs of Uzbeks-Marriages-Man-selling-Traffic in wives-Mode of Salaam-Circumcision-Enormous Eating-Horse-racing and Prizes-Amusements Chap. IX: The Siah-poosh Kaffirs-Character and Customs-Mode of Life-Language-Inscriptions at Bajour-Idols-Cashgar-Commerce-Climate-Cl of Red Dust-The Hot Sand of Aksoo-Khoten-Kokan-Maimanu-Andkho-Shibbe Country-Population and Descent-Customs-Curious Tradition Chap. X: Our Occupations at Cabool-Visit to "a Country Gentleman"-His Estate-Our Party-A Moollah-His Ingenuity-Visit to the Mirza-Peculiar Science-Summary Marriage-Riches a Proof of Ability-Ladies of Cabool-Employments...
Publisher: MRML, 2001 (First Publication), 2010 (Reprint), New Delhi
Description:Used Book. pp. 398p. This book contains personal recollections...Used Book. pp. 398p. This book contains personal recollections of an interesting country through which the author passed, and in which he resided whilst employed on an mission to Cabool, in the years 1836-7 and 1838.
Description:398p, frontispiece and 10 plates, hardback (padded imitation...398p, frontispiece and 10 plates, hardback (padded imitation brown leather, the upper cover ruled in red and gilt and the spine with mock raised bands and five red imitation labels), a fine copy (no dust-jacket) [070541504X] This is a reprint of the 1842 Edition.
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