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By Victoria Schofield

ISBN-10: 1860648959

ISBN-13: 9781860648953

"Every rock, each hill has its story", Winston Churchill wrote of the North-West Frontier, and this is the entire tale of those turbulent lands. opposed to a historical past of the background and geography of the area, the writer paints a vibrant photo of this outstanding position. Drawing on written documents, soldier's letters, memsahibs' journals, tourists' stories and primary hand event, Victoria Schofield unravels the heritage of the North-West Frontier layer by means of layer.

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He was pleased to note that he received many thanks for his advice. While Masson was wandering around the frontier areas of India and Afghanistan clad ‘in garments of little worth’, other foreigners were enriching themselves in the pay of one or other ruler. An American from Pennsylvania, Josiah Harlan, who had been invalided to India from Burma, went to Afghanistan disguised as a dervish to try and work for the return of Shah Shuja, who had fled to India. Although unsuccessful, he was 36 The Route to India rewarded with the titles of ‘Companion of the Stirrup’ and ‘The King’s Nearest Friend’.

But even though he had the power to do so, he was not anxious to impose such unification by force, on the grounds that truth would and should prevail on its own. Akbar’s son, Jehangir, described in his memoirs how his father ‘always associated with the learned of every creed and religion . . ’ Over the years the Moguls had lost touch with their Central Asian background, and in 1581 Akbar embarked on a journey through the Khyber to fight his way to Kabul and his grandfather’s old capital. He stopped at Attock on the Indus, and began the construction of a huge fort.

Ian Stephens, one time editor of the Statesman, believed the roses were the ‘pride of the Frontier’. ’ The local people could be seen ‘quaffing the perfume as you would a glass of good wine. ’ Sir Herbert Thompson, who came to Peshawar as City Magistrate in the 1920s, explored the city as haphazardly as it had grown up. He found that it had developed as a figure of eight. Originally, it was centred around a piece of rising ground on which the Moguls had built their fort, presiding over the eastern half of the figure of eight.

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