A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

A classic of travel writing, ‘A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush’ is Eric Newby’s iconic account of his journey through one of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses on earth.

Author: Eric Newby

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007508143

Category: Travel

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Some of the maps in this title are best viewed on a tablet device. A classic of travel writing, ‘A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush’ is Eric Newby’s iconic account of his journey through one of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses on earth.
Categories: Travel

A Short Walk

A Short Walk

Describes a rather unpretentious and ill-prepared expedition, consisting of the author and an English friend, into the mountains of Afghanistan.

Author: Eric Newby

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004441049

Category: Hindu Kush Mountains

Page: 240

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Describes a rather unpretentious and ill-prepared expedition, consisting of the author and an English friend, into the mountains of Afghanistan.
Categories: Hindu Kush Mountains

No Tigers in the Hindu Kush

No Tigers in the Hindu Kush

A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush, 1958, by Eric Newby and Hugh Carless (
Western Hindu Kush). 3. Deutsche im Hindu Kusch by 1935 German Scientific
Expedition. 4. Where Four Worlds Meet, 1964, by Fosco Maraini (Eastern Hindu
Kush) ...

Author: Nigel Tranter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444768947

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Philip Tranter and three friends drove a Land Rover 6,000 miles overland from Scotland to Nuristan to explore some of the unknown Central Hindu Kush area. They set out to attempt the second ascent of the monstrous Koh-i-Krebek; to ascend if possible at least one other major unclimbed mountain and to map that previously unmapped terrain. In fact, as well as Krebek they climbed nine other major peaks, named another dozen, and established the existence of a dramatic rock and ice range which they called the Rum Mountains, and christened individually after the Hebridean peaks they resembled in shape and beauty. The story of the expedition is told with an infectious enthusiasm for the glory and challenge of these mysterious peaks.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Late Victorian Orientalism

Late Victorian Orientalism

Christopher Cowell and Ben Cocking fill this critical gap investigating
respectively a now lost early Victorian travelogue Hongkong and the
Hongkonians (1841) and Eric Newby's A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (1958).
Cowell's essay entitled ...

Author: Eleonora Sasso

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785273292

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Late Victorian Orientalism is a work of scholarly research pushing forward disciplines into new areas of enquiry. This collection of essays tries to redefine the task of interpreting the East in the nineteenth century taking as a starting point Edward Said’s Orientalism (1978) in order to investigate the visual, fantasised, and imperialist representations of the East as well as the most exemplary translations of Oriental texts. The Victorians envisioned the East in many different modes or Orientalisms since as Said suggested ‘[t]here were, perhaps, as many Orientalisms as Orientalists’. By combining together Western and Oriental modes of art, this study is not only aimed at filling a gap in Victorian and Oriental studies but also at broadening the audiences it is intended for.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Wilfred Thesiger in Africa

Wilfred Thesiger in Africa

Chapter 3 Wilfred Thesiger: Last of the Gentleman Travellers 1 Eric Newby, A
Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (1958), p. 246. 2 Ibid., p. 248. 3 Evelyn Waugh,
Preface to Eric Newby, A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (1958), p. 11. 4 Eric
Newby, A ...

Author: Alexander Maitland

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007325252

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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A unique collection of essays accompany Wilfred Thesiger’s own personal photographs of the Africa he experienced as one of the world’s most celebrated explorers.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Road to Kabul

The Road to Kabul

The Hindu Kush is not a single , narrow chain of mountains but rather a series of
ridges sometimes parallel ... For a highly amusing account of a journey in this
area see Eric Newby ' s A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush , London , 1958 .

Author: Brian Robson

Publisher: Arms & Armour

ISBN: UOM:39015013260057

Category: History

Page: 312

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Categories: History

The Himalayan Journal

The Himalayan Journal

A short walk in the Hindu Kush ' , E . Newby 1956 ) and in the neighbourhood of
the Anjuman Pass , was that of the 1959 Nurnberg Hindu Kush Reconnaissance
led by Harold Biller , with his wife Bobby , Theo Stöckinger and Hans Vogel as ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3527823

Category: Himalaya Mountains

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Categories: Himalaya Mountains

East and West

East and West

Jettmar , K. ( 1986 ) The Religions of the Hindu Kush . ... Jones , S. & P. Parkes (
1984 ) Ethnographic Notes on Clan / Lineage Houses in the Hindukush and '
Clan Temples ' and Descent ... Newby , E. ( 1958 ) A Short Walk in the Hindu
Kush .

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ISBN: UOM:39015043653594

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A Merry Dance Around the World

A Merry Dance Around the World

The extract from Love and War in the Apennines, arguably one of the best travel books ever written, shows Eric Newby at his most scintillating, and the chapter from A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush includes the most luminous moment in modern ...

Author: Eric Newby

Publisher: Picador USA

ISBN: 0330349031

Category: Travelers

Page: 280

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‘Eric Newby still holds the laurels as the country’s wittiest travel writer . . . A Merry Dance Around the World is a collection of all the master’s best traveller’s tales extracted from a lifetime’s travel writing. It is an astonishing catalogue of disasters and misunderstandings, but it had me laughing so uncontrollably my wife eventually forbade me from reading it in public’ Sunday Times ‘In the increasingly populous realm of travel writing, Eric Newby has acquired Homeric status . . . The extract from Love and War in the Apennines, arguably one of the best travel books ever written, shows Eric Newby at his most scintillating, and the chapter from A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush includes the most luminous moment in modern travelling history’ Daily Telegraph ‘Whatever Eric Newby writes I read with uncritical pleasure. The Newby travels are classics of their time’ Financial Times ‘Keeping up with Eric Newby, every breathless puff and pant of it, is worth it all the way. His vitality, which was always more than most people’s, gets bigger and his writing richer and funnier’ Observer ‘Newby is an incomparable, shrewd and witty travel writer . . . Immensely enjoyable’ John Mortimer, Mail on Sunday ‘Newby has quite rightly established himself as one of the sharpest, funniest and most boisterously entertaining of all travel writers’ Sunday Telegraph
Categories: Travelers

A View from the Loft

A View from the Loft

It ' s a harsh tale , to be understood on its own terms — timeless , far from
politically correct — and evocatively written . After such a hearty meal as The
Horsemen , one can cleanse the palate with A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush , a
true tale of ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P00715537S

Category: Creative writing

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Categories: Creative writing

New Zealand Alpine Journal

New Zealand Alpine Journal

Top left : typical unnamed 6000m peak in Hindu Kush ( near Anjuman ) . Left :
camp ... The Hindu Kush is a land with a history of violence ; a land of startling
colours , strong passions , fierce independence . ... A Short Walk in the Hindu
Kush .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105029542656

Category: Mountaineering

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Categories: Mountaineering

Slowly Down the Ganges

Slowly Down the Ganges

Told with Newby's self-deprecating humour and wry attention to detail, this is a classic of the genre and a window into an enchanting piece of history.

Author: Eric Newby

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007508211

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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‘Slowly Down the Ganges’ is seen as a vintage Newby masterpiece, alongside ‘A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush’ and ‘Love and War in the Apennines’. Told with Newby's self-deprecating humour and wry attention to detail, this is a classic of the genre and a window into an enchanting piece of history.
Categories: Travel

Walking in Britain

Walking in Britain

... Age of Kali : Indian Travels and Encounters • Hello Goodnight : A Life of Goa •
In Rajasthan • Maverick in Madagascar . A Season in Heaven : True Tales from
the Road to Kathmandu • Shopping for Buddhas • A Short Walk in the Hindu
Kush ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105115166220

Category: Great Britain

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Categories: Great Britain

Walking in Australia

Walking in Australia

... Goa • In Rajasthan • A Season in Heaven : True Tales from the Road to
Kathmandu • Shopping for Buddhas • A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush • Slowly
Down the Ganges ISLANDS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN Madagascar & Comoros •
Maldives ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105115166758

Category: Australia

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Categories: Australia

Not So Innocent Abroad

Not So Innocent Abroad

The essay's title alludes to Eric Newby's classic travel book A Short Walk in the
Hindu Kush ( 1958 ) , and Jenkins is indeed in some way following in the
footsteps of Newby . As did Newby , Jenkins travels in a remote corner of the
Hindu Kush .

Author: Ulrike Brisson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133014386

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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With its specific focus on the connections between politics, travel, and travel writing, Not So Innocent Abroad offers a fresh approach to the study of travel literature. The authors make clear that travel and travel writing are never an â oeinnocentâ enterprise; rather, journeying always occurs within political systems, and travel writing either reflects the travelerâ (TM)s political stance, includes political aspects of foreign cultures, or directly or indirectly influences political decisions. In contrast to most scholarly publications that primarily focus on travel literature of former colonial nations, this volume includes a broader range of travelogues depicting cultures worldwide, spanning from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century. It thus offers with its comparative approach not only a geographically wide selection but also an historical dimension to the political aspects of travel writing. Although most travel literature generally has followed the Horatian principle to instruct and delight the armchair traveler, the authors of this volume clearly address the broader political implications of travel and travel writing within networks of â oenakedâ politics, such as international or interior conflicts, emigration laws, or national propaganda. They also reveal how insidiously political messages are dissimulated through travel writing.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Where Four Worlds Meet

Where Four Worlds Meet

Some Books and Articles on the Hindu Kush BELL , M . J . ( Editor ) , An
American Engineer in Afghanistan , University of Minnesota , 1948 . BEYNON , W
... NEWBY , E . , A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush , Secker and Warburg , London ,
1958 .

Author: Fosco Maraini

Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace & World

ISBN: UCAL:$B678529

Category: Hindu Kush Mountains

Page: 290

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Categories: Hindu Kush Mountains

Murder in the Hindu Kush

Murder in the Hindu Kush

I was, I was sure,just a short walk from the very end of myjourney – the point
beyond which I could follow George Hayward no further. In the 1930s the
spluttering Schomberg had reported being shown the spot where the explorer
died. It lay, he ...

Author: Tim Hannigan

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752463872

Category: History

Page: 256

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On a bright July morning in 1870 the British explorer George Hayward was brutally murdered high in the Hindu Kush. Who was he, what had brought him to this wild spot, and why was he killed? Told in full for the first time, this is the gripping tale of Hayward's journey from a Yorkshire childhood to a place at the forefront of the 'Great Game' between the British Raj and the Russian Empire, and of how, driven by 'an insane desire', he crossed the Western Himalayas, tangled with despotic chieftains and ended up on the wrong side of both the Raj and the mighty Maharaja of Kashmir. It is also the tale of the conspiracies that surrounded his death, while the author's own travels in Hayward's footsteps bring the story up to date, and reveal how the echoes of the Great Game still reverberate across Central Asiain the twenty-first century.
Categories: History

General Catalogue of Printed Books

General Catalogue of Printed Books

Author: British Museum. Department of Printed Books

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ISBN: IND:30000092332141

Category: English imprints

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Categories: English imprints

Inquiry Into Asia

Inquiry Into Asia

A fascinating account of the Hindu Kush is to be found in the book A Short Walk
in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby . Just as the mountainous regions of Asia do not
support large populations , not all the lowlands of Asia support large numbers of
 ...

Author: David Bruce

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers

ISBN: IND:30000120311265

Category: Asia

Page: 96

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Categories: Asia