ISBN 9788121511568,Travels In The Himalayan Provinces Of Hindustan And The Panjab; in Ladakh and Kashmir; in Peshawar, Kabul, Kunduz, and Bokhara; From 1819-1825: 2 Vols (Bound In One)

Travels In The Himalayan Provinces Of Hindustan And The Panjab; in Ladakh and Kashmir; in Peshawar, Kabul, Kunduz, and Bokhara; From 1819-1825: 2 Vols (Bound In One)

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ISBN 9788121511568
Publisher

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2005
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788121511568

ISBN-10 8121511569
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 454 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Tourism

William Moorcroft was a veterinary surgeon to the Bengal army. He was particularly interested in improving the stud by importing Turcoman horses and to this end he wished to investigate the possibilities of trade across the Himalayas. In 1811 he was the first westerner to cross the Himalayas. In the subsequent expedition reported here, he ventured to Ladakh where he spent several months. Having failed to get permission to enter Chinese Tartary he travelled to Kashmir where he made a thorough investigation of the shawl industry and then subsequently Kabul and Bokhara where he "met with as much kindness from the king as could be expected from a selfish narrow minded bigot". He was accompanied by George Trebeck. Both Moorcroft and Trebeck died on the return journey from Bokhara but their papers reached India and were subsequently edited and published by Wilson in 1841.
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