Sindh Revisited: A Journey in the Footsteps of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton 1842-1849 : The India Years

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Sindh Revisited is the remarkable story of the author's fascination with the early life of Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890). It is the story of an incredible journey, too - deep into the heart of British India, and the India and Sindh of today.
Christopher Ondaatje's Sindh Revisited is the extraordinarily sensitive account of the author's quest to uncover the secrets of the seven years Richard Burton spent in India in the army of the East India Company from 1842 to 1849. "If I wanted to fill the gap in my understanding of Richard Burton, I would have to do something that had never been done before: follow in his footsteps in India...." The journey covered thousands of miles - trekking across deserts where ancient tribes meet modern civilization in the valley of the mighty Indus River.
What was it that Burton discovered in India? What was it that changed him from a rebellious, wayward youth into a man of courage, imagination, wisdom and personal power? Through this unique book and the journey it describes, we come nearer than ever before to understanding the mystery of Richard Burton and the devils that drove him.

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Christopher Ondaatje was born in Ceylon, receiving his schooling and began his career in England, and emigrated to Canada in 1956. He has worked at several magazines and newspapers, including The Financial Post. In 1967 he founded Pagurian Press and the following year formed the Pagurian Corporation. He was a member of Canada's Olympic bobsled team that brought back Canada's only gold medal from the 1964 Winter Olympics, and is the author of The Prime Ministers of Canada, Olympic Victory, Leopard in the Afternoon, and The Man Eater of Punanai.

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