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In Asia this precise civic geometry seems exotic. T have been there. Yasir Luni rated it liked it Feb 02, The cows are basking placidly on the warm rock.

This was something unheard-of. The defeated British force had been compelled to retreat to Qandahar, leaving Maiwand battlefield in the Afghan victors 5 hands. At Ludra, for which we were bound, there is a Jain temple containing a hallowed image of the last Jain tirthankara but one, and these human bus-loads were pilgrims returning from a pilgrimage that had been the life-long ambition of every man and woman in the party.

Nor do I know how I crawled through the single postern gate, or stag- gered up on to the topmost roof. When he succeeds in doing that for me, I shall concede that Man is a really clever technician. When the local Rajput ruler defied the Mughal emperor Akbar, he believed that Chittor fort was impregnable. On our return journey, after re-descending to the plains, we escaped, at Haripur, from the dull high road and turned westward to take an alternative route skirting the east bank of the River Indus.


But the Spanish-born Roman poet Seneca had prophesied that, one day, this barrier would give way to human enterprise, and, after 1years, this prophecy came true. That morning, on the road from Mukur to Qandahar, I had seen a living replica of a Volker- wanderung that had changed the course of history twenty- one centuries ago.

Ex- penditure taxes and inheritance taxes are now fast eating into their private fortunes.

The Ghoris, who supplanted the Turkish rulers of Ghazni in the twelfth century of the Christian Era, were natives of the central highlands of Afghanistan.

Professor Schlumberger drove this point home for me by reminding me of an historical parallel.

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It was thanks to him entirely that I was able to make this fascinating journey in his company. This exercise reminded me of the performance of the Royal Horse Artillery at the Military Tournament. Books by Arnold Joseph Toynbee.

Crossing a bridge over the Helmand which the river has not ventured to molest, we mounted the bluffs on the western side of the valley. They both rose up abruptly out of the betweenn, one behind the other: But, where fish are baffled, men can find a way, and men have been busily traversing the Hindu Kush since the earliest times to which our records go back. The desert did not take us by surprise, considering that we were now high above even the peak flood-level of the Helmand at the point where bteween had crossed it.


Between Oxus and Jumna by Arnold Joseph Toynbee

He goes to meet Nature; he does not expect Nature to come to meet him. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is the most direct, but also the highest, of three passes — Xous, Shibar, and Khawak — that cross this section of the Hindu Kush and link the Indo-Pakistani Sub-continent with Central Asia.

ooxus I had found this thrilling when I was a child ; but then I had been merely a spectator. After a time, through a gap in the hills, a long, flat- topped mountain rose into view.

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The Ghaznavids were not soft, nor were they femin- ists. But the ten miles from Jaisalmer to Ludra betwewn more arduous than the two hundred from York to Edinburgh.

Bilal Ashraf marked it as to-read Jul 18, As they advance, will they find, at each stage, that their old- fashioned predecessors have been there before them? As we drove through the ramparts yesterday, I re- membered an earlier besieger of Multan than Edwardes. They repeated this performance at shorter and shorter intervals. But here comes a bridge of boats, and we turn sharp right to cross the broad river-bed to its western bank.