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Travels In Transoxiana
Travels In Transoxiana
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Author : Jaswant Singh
Publisher : Rupa
ISBN# : 81-291-1002-4
Pages : 153
Price :INR 395
Offer Price:INR 352
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Beyond the Amu Darya lies the “crucible of mankind”, as the author graphically terms the Central Asian region, inhabited by the Turkmen, the Uzbek, Kazakh, Tajik and the Khighiz; recounted in nineteenth century European travelogues as Transoxiana, or beyond the Oxus. This is the wellspring of those irresistible forces which had built an empire in our country and also knocked on the gates of Christendom in Vienna. The rugged geography of the region, its environs prevented many from venturing in, as did its suffocating and paranoid rulers whether the earlier Khanates or during the lifetime of the Singh, traveling without diplomatic privilege or the trappings of officialdom, decided to pay his tribute to this land of legends, antiquity; that land, which, he says, “altered the course of our history”.
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