Alexander Burnes

Alexander Burnes

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Captain Sir Alexander Burnes was a British traveller and explorer who took part in The Great Game. He was nicknamed Bokhara Burnes for his role in establishing contact with and exploring Bukhara, which made his name. He was born in Montrose, Scotland, to the son of the local provost, who was first cousin to the poet Robert Burns. At the age of sixteen, Alexander joined the army of the East India Company and while serving in India, he learned Hindustani and Persian, and obtained an appointment as interpreter at Surat in 1822. Transferred to Kutch in 1826 as assistant to the political agent, he took an interest in the history and geography of north-western India and the adjacent countries, which had not yet been thoroughly explored by the Britishshow more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136584654
  • 9786136584652