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Hall of a Thousand Columns

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Description for Hall of a Thousand Columns Paperback. Tim Mackintosh-Smith continues in the footsteps of Moroccan traveller Ibn Battutah, revealing the rich tales of an India far off the beaten path of Taj and Raj Illustrator(s): Yeoman, Martin. Num Pages: 352 pages, line drawings and maps. BIC Classification: 1FKA; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 21. Weight in Grams: 258.
All the best armchair travellers are sceptics. Those of the fourteenth century were no exception: for them, there were lies, damned lies, and Ibn Battutah's India. Born in 1304, Ibn Battutah left his native Tangier as a young scholar of law; over the course of the thirty years that followed he visited most of the known world between Morocco and China. Here Tim Mackintosh-Smith retraces one leg of the Moroccan's journey -- the dizzy ladders and terrifying snakes of his Indian career as a judge and a hermit, courtier and prisoner, ambassador and castaway. From the plains ... Read more

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About Tim Mackintosh-Smith
Tim Mackintosh-Smith studied Classical Arabic at Oxford. At the age of 21, he headed east for the real Arabia. For the past 17 years, he has lived in the Yemeni capital, San'a - a place which has missed out on many of the more awful aspects of the post-medieval period. His first book, Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land, won the ... Read more

Reviews for Hall of a Thousand Columns
'A very beguiling mix of modern-day travelogue and a history of Magul India'
Sue Baker, Publishing News
Classic FM
'Blending a passion for writing with a vanished world, he triumphs . . . Splendid . . . I would like to write an essay about this book, it is so good'
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