Spying for Empire: The Great Game in Central and South Asia 1757-1947

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'The Great Game' was the struggle between Russia and Britain for imperial influence over southern and central Asia, immortalized by Rudyard Kipling in his novel Kim. For the British, the threat to India's frontiers compelled them to dispatch diplomats, or more clandestine agents, to survey, map and monitor the approaches to the Indian subcontinent. Anxieties about Russian ambitions in central Asia were magnified by the discovery of military plans and the arrival of 'shooting parties' and 'scientific explorers' on the ...

Spying for Empire: The Great Game in Central and South Asia 1757-1947 2006, Greenhill Books

ISBN-13: 9781853676703

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