Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2016

288 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9781849044790

Bookseller Code (06)

Balochistan, the British and the Great Game

The Struggle for the Bolan Pass, Gateway to India

T. A. Heathcote

A Hurst Publication

  • Balochistan remains an intractable problem for Pakistan today yet in the nineteenth century, as this history reveals, the British encountered formidable opposition when trying to bring the region under imperial domination.
  • Themes include rivalry between British officials in Sind and the Punjab, high profile disputes between British politicians over frontier policy and organization, and the British occupation of Quetta, guardian city of the Bolan, in the run-up to the Second Afghan War.
  • Among the many strong characters in this story is Sir Robert Sandeman, hitherto hailed as "the peaceful conqueror of Balochistan," now revealed as a ruthless careerist