The Tartan Turban: In Search of Alexander Gardner

The Tartan Turban: In Search of Alexander Gardner

by John Keay


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911271116
Publisher: Kashi House
Publication date: 04/05/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Sales rank: 324,008
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Keay's narrative histories of India, China and the East India Company are widely regarded as standard works. His 'India: A History' (now in its second edition) has sold over 200,000 copies and the 'EIC' book has been in print for over 25 years. He is also the author of the Royal Geographical Society's 'History of World Exploration'.

As a fellow, and now consultant, of the Royal Literary Fund, his prose is rated 'exquisite' (Observer). For his literary contribution to Asian studies he was awarded the Royal Asiatic Society's Sykes Medal in 2009. Most of his books have also been published in the US and India.

Gardner first featured in Keay's 'The Explorers of the Western Himalaya', which the Irish Times described as 'a book to be bought, treasured and never ever lent'. Forty years and twenty books later, Keay's credentials for writing about Gardner both as a scholar and writer are unrivalled.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations ix

Maps xv

Acknowledgements xxi

Introduction 1

1 Chasing Shadows 5

2 At Large in Central Asia 29

3 To the Roof of the World 51

4 The Third Journey 69

5 The Early Years 95

6 The Lion of the Punjab 115

7 Blood and Blunder 135

8 Dark and Disgustful 167

9 Charge and Discharge 193

10 A Self-Communing Life 221

11 Last Words 243

12 Afterlife 265

Notes 281

Bibliography 297

Index 305

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