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The Pundits: British Exploration of Tibet and Central Asia

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On a September day in 1863, Abdul Hamid entered the Central Asian city of Yarkand. Disguised as a merchant, Hamid was actually an employee of the Survey of India, carrying concealed instruments to enable him to map the geography of the area. Hamid did not live to provide a first-hand count of his travels. Nevertheless, he was the advance guard of an elite group of Indian trans-Himalayan explorers -- recruited, trained, and directed by the officers of the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India -- who were to traverse much of ...

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The Pundits: British Exploration of Tibet and Central Asia
2004, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813191003

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The Pundits: British Exploration of Tibet and Central Asia
1990, University Press of Kentucky

ISBN-13: 9780813116662

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