THE LAND OF WAR ELEPHANTS

TRAVELS BEYOND THE PALE IN AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, AND INDIA
By (author)MATHEW WILSON

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Offering an intimate look at the people and places of Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan, this memoir by adventurer and historian Mathew Wilson recounts journeys into remote areas as a member of the British army and with his family in the late 1960s. Wilson relates stories of crossing the Hindu Kush with his pregnant wife and two-year-old son and running a gauntlet of armed border guards to get his injured son to a hospital. Twenty-one years later, Wilson returned to honor a promise made to a Hindu priest in Central India-to seek, find, and follow the fleeting shadow of the Rani of Jhansi, one of the heroines of India’s 1957 revolt against British rule.
ISBN: 0965925897
Publisher: NOMAD PRESS
Subtitle: TRAVELS BEYOND THE PALE IN AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, AND INDIA
Author: MATHEW WILSON

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0965925897

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2003

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172

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Mathew Wilson served in the British Army and saw active service in Cyprus, Borneo, Aden, Yemen, Northern Ireland, and the Falkland Islands. He now lectures on cruise ships on the key role of ocean voyaging in the spread of civilization. He is the author of Taking Terrapin Home and The Bahamas Cruising Guide with the Turks and Caicos. He lives in Barnard, Vermont.

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