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From Tadri to Basra: The Journey of Khwaja Abdul Qadir as Recounted in the Waqai-I Manazil-I Rum

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Brittlebank, K, From Tadri to Basra: The Journey of Khwaja Abdul Qadir as Recounted in the Waqai-I Manazil-I Rum, South Asia Research, 25, (2) pp. 201-15. ISSN 0262-7280 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1177/0262728005058763

Abstract

The Waqai-i Manazil-i Rum is an important Indian document of the late 18th century. An incomplete account of Tipu Sultan of Mysore's embassy to the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid I, it provides a fascinating insight into the travails of sea voyages of the time, as well as descriptions of local conditions along the Persian Gulf. Of note is its frankness in reporting the internal squabbling, desertions and difficulties endured by the mission. A reassessment of the text, in the context of recent scholarly interest in travel writing, reveals similarities with other Muslim travelogues. In addition, questions are raised regarding the diary's authorship, in the light of Tipu's recently translated instructions to his envoys. © 2005, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical Studies
Research Field:Asian History
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Understanding Past Societies
Objective Field:Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified
Author:Brittlebank, K (Dr Kate Brittlebank)
ID Code:37189
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2006-03-28
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