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Across The Seven Seas

Indian Travellers’ Talesfrom the Past

Across The Seven Seas by Anuradha Kumar
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A lot has been written about people who came to India atvarious times in history, but not enough about those whowent from here to strange and surprising foreign lands.Way before trains and planes, speed and luxury, these intrepidglobetrotters from India braved stormy seas and traversedhostile territories, documenting their travels and travails indetailed and often amusing accounts.Anuradha Kumar’s Across the Seven Seas brings together14 dramatic accounts of Indian travellers from the 18th and19th centuries, giving a vivid view of the world as it was then.These are stories of exploration and adventure, wondermentand acceptance. These are tales of great opportunities andtragic failures. These are chronicles of daring and discovery.You will marvel at the Mughal emperor’s emissary to the Britishking; the scientific genius who studied the power of steam; thearmy camp follower who became the master of ‘shampooing’;the legal eagle who was the first Indian woman to study lawabroad; and the yogi who took the crowds by storm… Theseare the stories of travellers who traced pioneering routes toEngland, Italy, Turkey, Russia, America, China and more, allat a time of revolutionary technological advances, pervasivecolonialism and amazing journeys...
Hachette India; October 2015
177 pages; ISBN 9789350098325
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Title: Across The Seven Seas
Author: Anuradha Kumar
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