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Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Mushirul Hasan

Abstract

This book brings together three fascinating accounts of India's interaction with the West. The authors — Mirza Itesamuddin, Mirza Abu Taleb Khan, and Lutfullah Khan — present a unique perspective of travel writing in which they describe Europe during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In his travel narrative, Itesamuddin narrates his experiences during his stay in Europe, commenting on the state and everyday life in England and offering insights on socio-cultural life, plants and animals, education, lifestyle. It also discusses questions of religious controversies, military, and law. Abu ... More

Keywords: Mirza Abu Taleb Khan, Mirza Itesamuddin, Lutfullah Khan, Europe, travelogue, autobiography, England, West, India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780198063117
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mushirul Hasan, editor
Jamia Millia Islamia

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Images of the West

Translated by James E. Alexander Edited and annotated by Mushirul Hasan

Introduction

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2 The Island of Mauritius

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3 Rounding Africa

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4 France to England

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8 Edinburgh, Scotland

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16 Returning Home

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Westward Bound

Translated by Charles Stewart Edited, annotated, and with an Introduction by Mushirul Hasan

1 From Awadh to Calcutta

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2 The Journey Begins

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5 England, here we come!

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6 Detour to Ireland

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7 Experience in Dublin

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8 And the Irish

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9 Ode to London

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12 Arts and Sciences

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13 Trade and Industry

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15 Government

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16 The East India Company

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17 Courts of Law

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19 Social and Personal

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20 Virtues of the English

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24 The French Encounters

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25 To Lyons

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26 And on to Genoa

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28 Constantinople

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30 Onward to Amasia

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31 * The Kurd Country

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32 * Baghdad

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34 Voyage on the Tigris

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35 Busra

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36 The Last Salute

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Seamless Boundaries

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Chapter I

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Chapter II

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Chapter III

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Chapter IV

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Chapter V

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Chapter VI

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Chapter VII

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Chapter VIII

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Chapter IX

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Chapter X

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Chapter XI

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Chapter XII

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Chapter XIII

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Chapter XIV

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