Captain Sir Alexander Burnes KT FRS (16 May – 2 November ) was a British explorer and diplomat associated with The Great Game. He was nicknamed Bokhara Burnes for his role in establishing contact with his name. His memoir, Travels into Bokhara, was a bestseller when it was first published in At the age of only twenty six, Alexander Burnes proved himself to be one of the most effective intelligence agents of his time. Making two dangerous journeys. Travels Into Bokhara has 6 ratings and 3 reviews. Janet said: A twenty-six-year- old British adventurer, multi-lingual Alexander Burnes explored and spied.

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Andrew Lembke rated it really liked it Jan 19, Terms of Use Privacy Policy. Lists with This Book. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! His skills led him to political work, and he himself proposed a covert expedition to Bukhara, to survey the country, but also to observe the expansionist activities of the Russians in alezander Asia. Share your thoughts with other customers.

This edition brings the heady sense of excitement, risk and zeal bursting from the pages. Narrative of traveld voyage by the river Indus. He was nicknamed Bokhara Burnes for his role in establishing contact with and exploring Bukharawhich made his name. On the restoration of Shah Shuja inBurnes became regular political agent at Kabul. Davide marked it as to-read Sep 19, He spoke Hindi and Persian and was nicknamed ‘Bokhara Burnes’ for his role in establishing contact with and exploring Bukhara, which made his name.


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Sensing the two empires would collide in Afghanistan, the British Government needed intelligence and dispatched Burnes to get it. Intravelling in disguise, Burnes surveyed the route through Kabul to Bukhara and produced the first detailed accounts of Afghan politics. The narrative [5] which he published on his visit to England in added immensely to contemporary knowledge of these countries, and was one of the most popular books of the time.

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Burnes continued his diplomatic activities in Afghanistan, but was murdered there by a mob in Andrew Mangum added it Aug 21, The Silk Roads Geordie Torr. Most fascinating testimony to the voyages of British adventurer, employed by the East India Company and later bpkhara knighted by Queen Victor for his accounts and deeds, through parts of India, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan, a vivid account that I, for one, found impossible to put down!

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