Between Worlds: The Travels of Yusuf Khan Kambalposh by Yusuf Khan Kambalposh

Between Worlds: The Travels of Yusuf Khan Kambalposh

byYusuf Khan Kambalposh

Hardcover | November 27, 2014

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This book is an edited and annotated translation of Tarikh-i-Yusufi by Yusuf Khan Kambalposh (c. 1830-90) who travelled to several places in north Africa and Europe. Translated for the first time from Urdu to English, it describes in detail the socio-economic conditions of Europe and contrastsit with the conditions in areas under European control. By highlighting this duality of approach with respect to the colonies, this translation reverses the gaze and exposes the reader to a non-European perception of the imperial world. With descriptions touching upon a wide array of subjects such as racial notions of civility, physical features of the natives, merits of different religions, reflections on sciences, and the relevance of museums and collections, it provides pertinent insights into contemporary religious practices,power relations, and the prevalent socio-cultural norms. The editor's introduction and annotations in the text systematically contextualize the information and highlights its significance in the corpus of travel literature.

About The Author

Mushirul Hasan is former professor of history, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Nishat Zaidi is professor of English, Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

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Title:Between Worlds: The Travels of Yusuf Khan KambalposhFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pagesPublished:November 27, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198099088

ISBN - 13:9780198099086

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Preface: Translating Tarikh-i- YusufiIntroduction: The Chronicle of a Subedar: Yusuf Khan Kambalposh (1803-1861)Yusuf Khan Kambalposh in EnglandGlossary of Hindustani WordsAbout the EditorsIndex