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But after little more than two years, the Afghans exploded into rebellion. The British were forced to retreat—and were then ambushed in the mountains by simply-equipped Afghan tribesmen. Just one British man made it through. But Dalrymple takes us beyond the story of this colonial humiliation and illuminates the key connections between then and now. Rich with newly discovered primary sources, this stunning narrative is the definitive account of the first battle for Afghanistan. With access to newly discovered primary sources from archives in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia and India—including a series of previously untranslated Afghan epic poems and biographies—the author gives us the most immediate and comprehensive account yet of the spectacular first battle for Afghanistan: the British invasion of the remote kingdom in Led by lancers in scarlet cloaks and plumed helmets, and facing little resistance, nearly 20, British and East India Company troops poured through the mountain passes from India into Afghanistan in order to reestablish Shah Shuja ul-Mulk on the throne, and as their puppet. But after little more than two years, the Afghans rose in answer to the call for jihad and the country exploded into rebellion. This First Anglo-Afghan War ended with an entire army of what was then the most powerful military nation in the world ambushed and destroyed in snowbound mountain passes by simply equipped Afghan tribesmen.

Corinne Fowler, in her account of travel writing, journalism and British ideas on Afghanistan, 16 Dalrymple describes on p.

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The reading of history advocated by this work, though, is uncompli- catedly circular: The parallels between historical precedent and current experience are spelt out even more clearly in the essay he deliv- ered to the Brookings Institute on relations between India, Pakistan and Afghanistan in , on which he subsequently briefed the White House personally Dalrymple b. This trans- formation is mirrored by the change in his narrative technique.

Dalrym- ple, as he himself has said, has sought increasingly to move away from the first-person narrator as the main protagonist of his works. This choice, indeed, has been one of the main factors in his progression from travel and place writing to life writing and ultimately narrative history.

The shift towards ostensibly more objective forms of writing, allied to the discovery of what we might term a sense of mission in seeking to advocate peace- ful and harmonious interaction between East and West, have combined to help Dalrymple not to overindulge in the kinds of elitism which have tended to characterize so much English-language travel writing including his own to begin with.

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It is this moral imperative which accounts for his appeal to, and success with, the mass market, and explains why his services as guest lecturer should be in demand from tour companies looking to entertain their customers by educating them. In this sense we may say that he himself is the main protagonist of his writings, and that despite everything, the first- person narrative form proves to be even more resilient than might have been anticipated.

In Constructing Cultures: Multilingual Matters. Boorstin, Daniel.

In The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America, Reprint, New York: Byron, Robert. The Road to Oxiana. Reprint, London: Chatwin, Bruce. Anatomy of Restlessness: Cronin, Michael.

Across the Lines: Travel Language Translation.

White Mughals : Dalrymple William : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

Cork University Press. Dalrymple, William. In Xanadu: A Quest. City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi. From the Holy Mountain. Fla- mingo. The Age of Kali: Indian Travels and Encounters. White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India.

Harper Perennial. Common Knowledge 11 3: The Last Mughal: The Eclipse of a Dynasty, Delhi The Telegraph, October 7.

The Guardian, September Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India. Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan. A Deadly Triangle: Fowler, Corinne.

Chasing Tales: Amsterdam - New York: Hartley, L. The Go-Between. Studies in Travel Writing 16 2: Leigh Fermor, Patrick.

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A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube. John Murray. Between the Woods and the Water: The reading of history advocated by this work, though, is uncompli- catedly circular: the past is to be read, according to Dalrymple, as a simple allegory of the present, its lessons to be learnt in order to prevent the same mistakes from being repeated. The parallels between historical precedent and current experience are spelt out even more clearly in the essay he deliv- ered to the Brookings Institute on relations between India, Pakistan and Afghanistan in , on which he subsequently briefed the White House personally Dalrymple b.

This trans- formation is mirrored by the change in his narrative technique. Dalrym- ple, as he himself has said, has sought increasingly to move away from the first-person narrator as the main protagonist of his works.

This choice, indeed, has been one of the main factors in his progression from travel and place writing to life writing and ultimately narrative history. The shift towards ostensibly more objective forms of writing, allied to the discovery of what we might term a sense of mission in seeking to advocate peace- ful and harmonious interaction between East and West, have combined to help Dalrymple not to overindulge in the kinds of elitism which have tended to characterize so much English-language travel writing including his own to begin with.

It is this moral imperative which accounts for his appeal to, and success with, the mass market, and explains why his services as guest lecturer should be in demand from tour companies looking to entertain their customers by educating them. In this sense we may say that he himself is the main protagonist of his writings, and that despite everything, the first- person narrative form proves to be even more resilient than might have been anticipated.

Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. Boorstin, Daniel. Reprint, New York: Vintage. Byron, Robert. The Road to Oxiana. Reprint, London: Penguin. Chatwin, Bruce. London: Penguin. Cronin, Michael. Across the Lines: Travel Language Translation. Cork: Cork University Press. Dalrymple, William. In Xanadu: A Quest. London: Collins. City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi. London: HarperCollins. From the Holy Mountain. Reprint, London: Fla- mingo.

London: Harper Perennial. Common Knowledge 11 3 : London: Bloomsbury. The Telegraph, October 7. The Guardian, September Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan.

Fowler, Corinne. Amsterdam - New York: Rodopi. Hartley, L. The Go-Between. Studies in Travel Writing 16 2 : Leigh Fermor, Patrick. Reprint, London: John Murray. From the Middle Danube to the Iron Gates.

London: John Murray. Lowney, Charles. Travel writing is usually a record of the experiences of travelers in some new places and environments. It includes striking and powerful descriptions, illustrations of artworks and graphics, historical background, and conceivably maps and diagrams. It occupies an equal status with other genres like romance, action adventure, fantasy, mystery, detective fiction etc. Carl Thompson, in his Travel Writing , suggests that: "To travel is to make a journey, a movement through space.

All journeys are in this way a confrontation with, or more optimistically a negotiation of, what is sometimes termed alterity. Or, more precisely, since there are no foreign peoples with whom we do not share a common humanity, and probably no environment on the planet for which we do not have some sort of prior reference point, all travel requires us to negotiate a complex and sometimes unsettling interplay between alterity and identity, difference and similarity.

The key words are journey, a movement in space which can lead to discovery, alterity, identity, difference, similarity or complexity of the discovery to follow the journey. Then, if travel is "the negotiation between self and other brought about by movement in space" Thompson, 9 , then "all travel writing is at some level a record or product of this encounter, and of the negotiation between similarity and difference that is entailed.

It is not very easy to draw a clear boundary between literary travel writing and non-literary writing. But some travelogues easily stand out as noteworthy literary triumph. Journey is a symbol extensively used in all literatures. William Dalrymple is travel writer, historiographer, broadcaster, researcher, article writer who has literature in his blood as his father was a cousin of Virginia Woolf.

He was born in Scotland in and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is married to the artist Olivia Fraser and they have three children.

They now reside outside Delhi. He believes there are many more stories waiting to be told. He has been shot at in Kashmir and in Palestine. He narrowly missed a sniper attack and was nearly killed while researching a book in Afghanistan. His maternal great-great-grandmother Sophia Pattle was the daughter of a Bengali woman. In Xanadu; A Quest is his first book which was published in In this book he sets off to follow the footsteps of Marco Polo from Jerusalem Palestine to Turkestan in china.

He travels across some 16, miles of distinct landscape, from the disturbing ruins of Palestine to glorious cities of Iran, from the lavishness of Lahore, to a broken down omnibus in Chinese Turkestan crowded with weeping Pilgrims. Very sharply and sophisticatedly he compares and contrasts his experience to those of his forerunners, from Ibn Battutah and Alexander the Great, to Richard Burton and T.

The dream caused him to begin the poem known as 'Kubla Khan'.

Regrettably, Coleridge's lyrics were sporadic by an unnamed "man from Porlock", causing him to forget much of his dream. But his sketches of Shangdu became one of the more celebrated poems in the English language. Since then it is widely used in all literatures to symbolize splendor, richness and authority. Shangdu then became his summer capital. Shangdu Xanadu was visited by the Italian traveler Marco Polo in about , and was destroyed in by the Ming dynasty under the role of Zhu Yuan zhang.

The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East from China to the Mediterranean Sea.

The Silk Road derives its name from the money-spinning trade in Chinese silk carried out along its length, beginning during the Han dynasty. The Central Asian sections of the trade routes were extended by the Han dynasty, largely through the missions and explorations of the Chinese imperial envoys.

The Chinese had immense concern for the protection of their trade products and extended the Great Wall of China to make sure the security of the trade course. Traffic on the Silk Road was a momentous feature in the growth of the civilizations of China, the Indian subcontinent, Persia, Europe, Africa and Arabia, opening long-distance, political and economic relations between the civilizations. So religions, syncretic philosophies, various technologies, as well as diseases, also moved along the Silk Routes.

The Silk Road served as a mean of carrying out cultural trade among the civilizations along its network.

After learning, Mongolian and Chinese as a merchant, he spent much of his time in court of the great Mongol emperor Kublai Khan. Under the prudent control of the Mongolian rulers, Yuan Dynasty was urbanized equally well in agriculture, handicraft industry, commerce and foreign trade. The Travel accounts of Polo, penned by him, explained Chinese government system, economy, and culture in detail, which intensely aroused the craving of west to go to China and had a great impact on the European routing and map- making for purpose of trade and business.

During his college, one day he spots a journal that said Pakistan and china has opened Silk Road Karakorum highway for foreigners, which basically prompts him to travel. He plans it with his girlfriend introduced as Louisa who joins him in Pakistan. He starts journey with another friend, Laura, well connected English business women. His first place of arrival is Jerusalem, Palestine under Jewish rule.

This quest starts in Jerusalem, with the descriptive details of holy sepulcher inside the old city of Jerusalem. The location of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem is branded as the place both of the crucifixion and the crypt of Jesus of Nazareth. In the past, the church has been a major pilgrimage center for Christians from all over the world.

But under the rule of Seljuk Turks in , rumors began to flow that 6 In Xanadu; A Quest Christian pilgrims were deprived of right to enter the church. The release of Holy Sepulcher from the control of Seljuk Turks was the key stimulus for the first Crusade between and between Muslims and Christian leading it to further eight battles in coming years.

The lions ….. After fall of Jerusalem and its suburbs, both kingdoms decided to seek help from Mongol brothers, Hulagu and Kubla Khan. According to historical accounts, Great khans were grandsons of famous warrior and leader, Genghis khan, the Khagan of Mongolia in Yuan dynasty.

Mongol invaders have made a terrible conquest in the East conquering much of the Islamic world. They had become obvious threat to Eastern Europe with savage incursions of Middle East in After the death of Saladin, throne of Islamic empire was established by Mamelukes, the former slave-soldiers, whose leading man, the sultan Baibars, was an unstoppable exponent of holy war and did much to bring the crusader states to their knees over the next two decade. Here one comes to understand the significance of faith through the chronological records of power-games that cards have been played in the courtyard of the beliefs in all over the world and allegiances have been established in the name of same religion.

While discussing the historical connections between the lands of South Asia, East Asia and Middle East, Dalrymple illustrates the 7 In Xanadu; A Quest geographical congruity of south Asian territories as Ayatollah Iran, battled- Afghanistan, and enclosed china Dalrymple, 11 in light of political disturbance and religious-sectarian conflicts which have always been keeping this region in limelight. Author describes that a British school of archeology, working in Capital of Israel shafts out the ruination of the old city recalling the magnificence of Christian past.

Travel writing is all about political handling of social and cultural macrocosm of a civilization through pen. Because of multiculturalisms, we see both Western and Eastern cultures in present day Jerusalem as writer identifies natives as Orients and Occident.

Wailing is a different situation from Azan. It is one of the most primitive extant buildings from the Islamic world. Recognized as a mosque, this notable building is a vast open-air podium that houses Al-Aqsa mosque, madrasas and several other religious buildings. Few places in it are as holy for Christians, Jews and Muslims.

One can easily comprehend that victorious solemnizations are universal culture 8 In Xanadu; A Quest and perhaps more rude and un-explainable examples can be seen in history of Christian, Jewish or any other nations of world.

We see also come to know about orthodox Jewish colonization of Jerusalem making life hard to live in there. Acre is a city in the northern coastal plain region of Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay.

The city occupies an important location, as it sits on the coast of the Mediterranean, traditionally linking the waterways and commercial activity with outer domain.

Acre is one of the oldest cities in the world. Historically, it was a strategic coastal link to the Levant. During the Crusades it was known as St. John d'Acre after the Knights Hospitaller, who had their head office there. Acre has been very important is history because of its port and sea- ways. They had similar boundaries, both were rules from Jerusalem, and both were effectively supported by west. Here it comes out that throughout history religion and cultural differences has kept people in clash to each other.

Second important lesson which we learn from this argument is that triumphant nations like Arabs fail to remember the price of sovereignty and cost of freedom and gloom again in the darkness of ignorance. Chapter one ends with a silly chat between the travelers and natives of Acre. I tell you Arab man very clever.

We invent astronomy! We invent mathematics! Perhaps it brings out the nostalgia of natives, living in their past or probably longing for lost pride and sense of space in history through recalling glorious achievements and inventions by their ancestors.

We also see treatment of Arabic words by author, sometimes untranslated and sometimes translated like chai, terzi, keffiyeh, han, funduq, nargile, muezzin and refrences to other travelers and historians like Omar Khayyam, Ibn e jubayr and James di Virty etc. From Jerusalem, Dalrymple and his partner Laura, move towards Syria. Because of political agitation and internal conflicts between Muslim states, there were not good images of Muslims on global stratum.

After World War I, Latakia was assigned to the French mandate of Syria, in which it served as the first city of the independent land of the Alawites.

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