Passage To Nuristan Hardback

Exploring the Mysterious Afghan Hinterland

by Nicholas Barrington; Joseph T. Kendrick; Reinhard Schlagintweit;

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Passage To Nuristan

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A first hand account of extraordinary travel, it is a reminiscent of "Short Walk in the Hindu Kush". This book about Afghanistan is highly topical. Despite its recent upheavals, for most of the twentieth century Afghanistan was a sleepy, faraway place of little interest to outsiders. Nowhere was the romance and mystery attached to the country more dramatically expressed than in its Nuristan region (formerly Kafiristan - Land of Infidels). Here, the spectacular mountains and lush but inaccessible valleys have, for centuries, been home to one of the world's least known peoples. Isolated in their mountain villages, the Nuristanis were only converted to Islam at the end of the nineteenth century. "A Passage to Nuristan" is the story of three young westerners - a Briton, an American and a German - who in 1960 set out to penetrate a land that few westerners had set eyes on. Unable to rely on maps or information on what would confront them, they were guided step by precarious step into the unknown world previously immortalised by Kipling's "The Man Who Would be King". This is the contemporary record - now published for the first time - of an extraordinary journey.It will fascinate all who are interested in Afghanistan, Central Asia and travel. At the same time it captures the essence of a time and a place now gone forever.

Passage To Nuristan by Nicholas Barrington; Joseph T. Kendrick; Reinhard Schlagintweit was published by I.b.tauris & Co Ltd in December 2005 and is our 51290th best seller. The ISBN for Passage To Nuristan is 9781845111755.

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Details for Passage To Nuristan

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherI.b.tauris & Co Ltd (December 2005)
Number of Pages160
Thickness21 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1092645
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