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Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah The Golden Caravan ISBN 13: 9780863040269

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Fifty years of travel and adventure are spanned in this selection by the Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah. Hajisrub shoulders with Bolsheviks, Sultans with Sufis; Colonial Officers with alchemists. You can visit, with the Sirdar, Turkestan and Egypt, the Himalayas and the Khyber Pass, the desert and the palace. Whether you want to escape into a different, magical world, or to give yourself a briefing in the culture of the Arab, Turk, Afghan, Iranian or Indian, The Golden Caravan is unlikely to disappoint. 

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One of the most remarkable men of achievement in the first half of this century, the Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah was an author of such stature and repute that he became known as "Asia's master writer." Born of royal lineage and a close friend of some of the Eastern world's most powerful leaders, the Sirdar was an influential figure in international relations and supporter of the League of Nations.
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"One day, when I was telling a poor Uzbek how to treat an ulcerated condition of his leg, a Bolshevist official, overhearing me, remarked that I must have studied medicine. Incautiously I replied that I had, and the same evening I was asked to step into the office of the manager of the bureau, where I found the local chief of police. The two men put me through a tremendous self-examination, and asked me the last place from which I had come. I told them, and then, for a cause I could never fully ascertain - for beyond my innocent desire to travel in the world of Islam on my way to Mecca there had been no other motive - I was made, on the instant, to board the train for Tashkent, and ultimately to Orenburg, where I would have lingered like others, or perhaps starved, had I not escaped to the Arab Sea."

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  • PublisherOctagon Pr
  • Publication date1983
  • ISBN 10 0863040268
  • ISBN 13 9780863040269
  • BindingHardcover
  • Number of pages165
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