ABOUT THE BOOK
In this volume of his exploration Sir Aurel Stein presents the accounts of the vast deserts of Central Asia from 1900 to 1916 during which he was guided principally by the accounts of two earlier travelers Marco Polo and Hsuantsang. He covered more than 25,000 miles on foot and sometimes by pony back with a force consisting of few Muslims of the Indian survey department with a handful of caravan men and a motley band of local recruits for digging. He unearthed a host of oasis settlements and salvaged an immense amount of material which a loaded onto camels and eventually shipped to Delhi and London for study and display. Brief Narrative of Three Expeditions in Innermost Asia and Northwestern China
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sir Aurel Stein (1862-1943) was a Hungarian-born British archaeologist, primarily known for his explorations and archaeological discoveries in Central Asia. He was also a professor at Indian universities. He was the author of many books, including Chronicle of Kings of Kashmir, On Alexander’s Track to the Indus, and On Old Routes of Western Iran. Aurel Stein originated in Hungary and completed his studies in Oxford University from where he took up the post of the principal in Lahore Oriental College. He later joined the Archaeological Survey of India which allow him to travel distant lands in some of the most obscure and inaccessible parts of North India and Beyond Stein was also an ethnographer, geographer, linguist and surveyor. His collection of books and manuscripts bought from Dunhuang caves is important for the study of the history of Central Asia and the art and literature of Buddhism. He wrote several volumes on his expeditions and discoveries which include Ancient Khotan, Serindia and Innermost Asia.
The Title ‘On Ancient Central-Asian Tracks: Brief Narrative of Three Expeditions in Innermost Asia and Northwestern China written/authored/edited by Aurel Stein’, published in the year 2021.