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Narrative of Various Journeys in Balochistan, Afghanistan, & the Punjab, 1826 to 1838, Kalat: During a Residence in Those Countries to Which Is Added an Acount of the Insurrection at Kalat, and a Memoir on Eastern Balochistan Vol. IV. Kalat
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Narrative of Various Journeys in Balochistan, Afghanistan, & the Punjab, 1826 to 1838, Kalat: During a Residence in Those Countries to Which Is Added an Acount of the Insurrection at Kalat, and a Memoir on Eastern Balochistan Vol. IV. Kalat

By Masson, Charles [Pseud. of James Lewis (1800-1853))

New Delhi: Munshram Manoharlal, 2001 The original narrative was published in 4 volumes by Richard Bentley in 1844. This facsimile of Volume IV ONLY was produced in India in 2001. The Khanate of Kalat was a princely state that existed from 1666 to 1955 in the centre of the modern-day province of Balochistan, Pakistan. 463p. fold-out map. It would appear that there might have been a frontispiece to the new title page that has been torn out, Else fine. Facsimile Reprint. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

$21.00

To the Frontier

By Moorhouse,Geoffrey

New York: Holt,Rinehart & Winston, 1985 Fascinating, observant, sympathetic descriptions of the places and people encountered on travels around the North West Frontier of India/Pakistan. "A compelling and vivid account of a journey through Sind, Baluchistan and the Punjab to the legendary North West Frontier. The author was the first foreigner for some years to ascend the Kyber Pass as far as the border with Afghanistan. He then clibed in the Hindu Kush before returning to write this memorable account of a beautiful, ever-turbulent and still little-known region. 285 p Stamp on ffep, else fine.. 1st.US Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$20.00

To the Frontier

By Moorhouse,Geoffrey

New York: Holt,Rinehart & Winston, 1985 Fascinating, observant, sympathetic descriptions of the places and people encountered on travels around the North West Frontier of India/Pakistan. "A compelling and vivid account of a journey through Sind, Baluchistan and the Punjab to the legendary North West Frontier. The author was the first foreigner for some years to ascend the Kyber Pass as far as the border with Afghanistan. He then clibed in the Hindu Kush before returning to write this memorable account of a beautiful, ever-turbulent and still little-known region. 285 p Stamp on ffep, else fine.. 1st.US Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$20.00

Vol.160 #4 October 1981

By National Geographic

Washington: National Geographic Society, 1981 Illustrated articles by enan T Erim "Ancient Aphrodisias Lives through is Art" (pp 526-551) by Debra Denker on the non-Muslim Kalash people of Pakistan (Alleged to be descended from the army of Alexander the Great) (pp. 458-473). 2 Copies. Soft Cover. Very Good. Periodical/Magazine.

$7.00

Raj : A Scrapbook of British India

By Allen, Charles

Penguin UK, 1984 For generation after generation those doughty Victorians and Edwardians were sent out to the great teeming subcontinent of India: to the heat, the smells, the sickness and to a lifestyle that made few concessions to India or to the changing times. it was a world of pukka sahibs and tough burra mems, of Cold Weather Tours, rigidly defined orders of social precedence, dak bungalows, Roorkee chairs, bedding rolls, punkah-wallahs, cholera belts and solar-topees.142p. illus. New Edition. Softcover. Near Fine.

$8.00

Travellers' India: An Anthology (Oxford India Paperbacks)

By Kaul, H.K [ed]

Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1997 "This entertaining and instructive anthology contains nearly 400 extracts, from over 170 accounts of India, left by visitors to the country from ancient times to the early twentieth century . . . " . Re-issue. Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$15.00

Lives of the Indian Princes

By Allen, Charles & Dwivedi, Sharada

London & Barbados: Century Publishing / Taj Hotel Group, 1984 This lavishly illsutrated book on the picturesque lifestyle of the erstwhile Indian princes and Maharajas is now available in a revised Indian edition. The Princes may have become mere citizens but the enchantment remains.. 252p. glossary. index. Dj now in protective sleeve. Large format heavy volume . 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good with slight chips & Tears. Illus. by Adityar Patankar.

$17.50

Journey Back to Peshawar
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Journey Back to Peshawar

By Murray, Rona

Victoria, BC: Sono Nis Press, 1993 1st Canadian Edition.. French Wraps. As New.

$21.00

Tea and Pomegranates : A Memoir of Food, Family and Kashmir
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Tea and Pomegranates : A Memoir of Food, Family and Kashmir

By Sheikh, Nazneen [Sadiq, Nazneen]

Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2007 Nazneen Sheikh has lived among the kings and queens of Mughal food—- n fact, they're family. Through tales of her Kashmiri relatives and the wonderful meals they have shared together, she brings alive the food-mad history and enduring culture of the Mughal people. Pink tea served in a samovar by her grandmother, a gift of wild black mushrooms from her matinee-idol uncle, her aunt Khush's secret recipe for Kashmiri hareesa,the sight, smell and taste of these and other delicacies infuse Nazneen's memories of her childhood. From entertaining Pakistani cabinet ministers to feasting to end Ramadan and picnicking in the countryside, Tea and Pomegranates is a culinary delight. In ten chapters, each accompanied by a rare and delicious Mughal recipe, Nazneen invites us to enjoy a banquet that starts at the break of day and ends at night. As captivating as a novel, this unique memoir takes the reader on a fascinating journey into a culture that never fails to celebrate the rich possibilities of food, life and love..197p. illus. map. Donor inscription on ffep ( with a note from the same donor laid in ) else fine.. 1st Canadian Edition.. French Wraps. Near Fine.

$15.00

The Imperial Way: By rail from Peshawar to Chittagong

By Theroux, Paul

New York: Houghton Mifflin & Co., 1987 Chronicles an illustrated railway journey through India, from Peshawar, full of Afghan refugees, through Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, to flooded Chittagong on the Bay of Bengal. Photogeraphs by Steve McCurry. 143p.. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. New/Fine. Illus. by Steve McCurry.

$10.00

Sawdust Castles : A Memoir

By Khan, Omar

Karachi, Pakistan: BBCL Publications, 2016 "Sawdust Castles has its roots in the forced migration of the author's parents when India and Pakistan were partitioned in 1947. It is a story abiout the experiences of a family who abandoned the place Bareilly, India, where their cultural identity had flourished for centuries. It is a narrative of the many miseries inflicted upon them by migration, and the pain of their crippled hopes and fractured dreams, the undignified circumstanes they endured and the sufferings they braved as as they struggled to survive in Pakistan. Edited by S.M.Shahid. 330p. plates Author inscription [The author became an actor, playwright, TV producer as well as a respected international banker who now lives in Toronto] . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$75.00

To the Frontier

By Moorhouse, Geoffrey

London: Sceptre, 1984 Fascinating, observant, sympathetic descriptions of the places and people encountered on travels around the North West Frontier of India/Pakistan. "A compelling and vivid account of a journey through Sind, Baluchistan and the Punjab to the legendary North West Frontier. The author was the first foreigner for some years to ascend the Kyber Pass as far as the border with Afghanistan. He then clibed in the Hindu Kush before returning to write this memorable account of a beautiful, ever-turbulent and still little-known region. 285 p. Reprint.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$10.00

Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World
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Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World

By Goodwin, Jan

New York: Plume / Penguin, 1995 "In recent years, the expanding movement of militant Islam has changed the way millions think, behave, dress, and live, but nowhere has its impact been more powerfully felt than in its dramatic, often devastating effect on the lives of women. Award-winning journalist Jan Goodwin traveled through ten Islamic countries and interviewed hundreds of Muslim women, from professionals to peasants, from royalty to rebels. The result is an unforgettable journey into a world where women are confined, isolated, even killed for the sake of a "code of honor" created and zealously enforced by men. Price of Honor brings to life a world in which women have become pawns in a bitter power game, and gives readers a provocative look inside Muslim society today. ". Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$10.00

Pakistan's Kalash : People of Fire and Fervor (IN : Vol.160 # 4 October 1981 P.459-473)

By Denker, Debra

Washington: National Geographic Society, 1981 Illustrated article by Debra Denker on the non-Muslim Kalash people of Pakistan (Alleged to be descended from the army of Alexander the Great) (pp. 458-473). Soft Cover. Very Good. Periodical/Magazine.

$7.00

Between Oxus and Jumna

By Toynbee,Arnold J.

Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1961 Travels in NW India, West Pakistan and Afghanistan. Laid in between pp 164-165)is a clipping from "The Times" of Nov 19th. 1962 (about a visit to Peshawar) which has left a brown shadow from the old newsprint (this is now inside a plastic sleeve) 212p. plates (some col.) fold out map. index. 1st.Can Ed... Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$25.00

Full Tilt : From Ireland To India on a Bicycle

By Murphy, Dervla

Woodstock NY: Overlook Press, 1986 'Shortly after her tenth birthday, Dervla Murphy decided to cycle to India. Almost twenty years later she set out to achieve her ambition, pedalling her trusty bicycle, Roz. Her epic journey began during the coldest winter in living memory, and took her through Europe, Persia (Iran), Afghanistan, over the Himalayas to Pakistan and into India. A woman travelling alone in these countries was an unusual focus of interest and, even when the weather improved, there were enough difficulties and dangers to satisfy the most dedicated traveller. But although, in a world of vanishing tracks and political chaos, the solitary cyclist was grateful for the revolver in her saddle bag, her journey was enriched by acts of unexpected kindness'. Reprint. Soft Cover. New.

$20.00

Between Oxus and Jumna

By Toynbee,Arnold J.

London: Reader's Union, 1963 212p. plates (some col.) index. BCE.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$750.00