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14 September 2009

102 Pages

ISBN: 9780195472882

Bookseller Code (06)

McMurdo's Account of Sind

James McMurdo

This book provides readers with a vivid picture of how South Asians were perceived by many in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century, as well as of life in Sindh under the Amirs, rulers of the region at that time. James McMurdo's description of Sindh and its inhabitants indicates the bias and prejudice of an imperialist viewpoint and the political ramifications of such perceptions. Reading McMurdo's words today, 150 years later, when much of the world's attention is once more focused on what were once the North-Western borders of Britain's South Asian empire, the book achieves a new relevance and may cause readers to ponder on the objectivity of the knowledge that underpins current policy making in relation to present day Afghanistan and its neighbours.


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