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Life of the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan of Kabul

With his Political Proceedings towards the English, Russian, and Persian Governments, Including the Victory and Disasters of the British Army in Afghanistan

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2012. Buch. 528 S. Softcover

Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-108-04660-2

Format (B x L): 14 x 21,6 cm

In englischer Sprache


In this two-volume biography of 1846, Indian diplomat and author Mohan Lal (1812-1877) describes the life of Amir Dost Mohammed Khan (1793-1863), the ruler of Afghanistan. The work also includes an eye-witness account of the disastrous First Anglo-Afghan War. Lal, who was attached to the British mission to Kabul, had prepared an account in English and Persian which was lost during the chaos of the War, but he later put the story together again. In his Preface, Lal apologises to the reader for his abundant errors both in grammar and idiom and explains that anecdotes about the Amir's adventures and morals were generally communicated to him second-hand. However, the book, which contains illustrations and draws personal correspondence, is a fascinating account of the ruler himself and of his political dealings with the English, Russian and Persian governments at the time of the 'Great Game' in Central Asia.


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