Alexander Burnes undertook his voyage, which lasted 3 years, from 1831-1833. Journeying up the Indus River, he plotted the course of the river and made his way to Lahore. He was one of the Great Gamers and was on a spying mission under the orders of the Supreme Government of India. From Lahore he went to Peshawar and then across the mountains to Kabul journeying further over the Hindu Kush mountains he went to Kunduz and Balkh. From there he went to Bokhara. Crossing the Turkman desert he reached Khorasan and them along the Caspian Sea to Persia. This 3 volume set is a mine of information on all aspects of the areas that he visited. The towns are described in detail, as are their histories, trade commerce, genealogies, military capabilities, navigation of the rivers. The third volume described his journey on the Indus to Lahore to give the presents that he received from the king of England to the court of Ranjit Singh at Lahore.
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