Westward Bound: Travels of Mirza Abu Taleb

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Charles Stewart's translation of Abul Taleb's travels in Asia, Africa, and Europe during 1799 - 1803 is valuable for anyone who wishes to undertake a comparative study of contemporary sources for social life and conditions in Ireland, England, and France during the early years of the nineteenth century. This volume is edited and annotated by Professor Mushirul Hasan.
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Overview


Charles Stewart's translation of Abul Taleb's travels in Asia, Africa, and Europe during 1799 - 1803 is valuable for anyone who wishes to undertake a comparative study of contemporary sources for social life and conditions in Ireland, England, and France during the early years of the nineteenth century. This volume is edited and annotated by Professor Mushirul Hasan.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195666045
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/3/2005
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 From Awadh to Calcutta 1
2 The journey begins 7
3 Land ahoy! : Nicobar Islands 11
4 The first taste of Africa 21
5 England, here we come! 29
6 Detour to Ireland 36
7 Experience in Dublin 42
8 And the Irish 52
9 Ode to London 62
10 Negotiating with people and culture 71
11 From architecture to taverns and clubs 87
12 Arts and sciences 95
13 Trade and industry 102
14 Everybody loves a good life 109
15 Government 116
16 The East India Company 129
17 Courts of law 135
18 The economy : perceptions and contacts 141
19 Social and personal 144
20 Virtues of the English 155
21 Journey to the continent 161
22 Battles at home and abroad 169
23 Paris, the city unfolded 176
24 The French encounters 185
25 To Lyons 191
26 And on to Genoa 199
27 Voyage to Malta, to Dardanelles 206
28 Constantinople 215
29 The crescent in Turkey 226
30 Onward to Amasia 234
31 The Kurd country 243
32 Baghdad 251
33 Pilgrimage to Karbala and Najaf 259
34 Voyage on the Tigris 266
35 Busra 274
36 The last salute 282
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