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The hall of a thousand columns : Hindustan to Malabar with Ibn Battutah

Author: Tim Mackintosh-Smith; Martin Yeoman
Publisher: London : John Murray, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Travels With A Tangerine, Mackintosh-Smith's first journey 'in IB's footnotes' left us on the eastern borders of the old Islamic lands. In his new chapter of this epic journey, sleuthwork, scholarship and luck lead Mackintosh-Smith through the memories of a man who died ten lifetimes ago. His aim is to sift tangible history from magical reality - and on the way he reveals an India far off the beaten path of Taj and  Read more...
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Named Person: Tim Mackintosh-Smith; Ibn Batuta; Ibn Batuta; Tim Mackintosh-Smith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Mackintosh-Smith; Martin Yeoman
ISBN: 0719562252 9780719562259 0719567106 9780719567100
OCLC Number: 59279296
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 333 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Tim Mackintosh-Smith ; with illustrations by Martin Yeoman.
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Tim Mackintosh-Smith follows the journey of Maroccan traveller Ibn Battutah to reveal the rich tales of an India far off the beaten path of Taj and Raj  Read more...

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'Were he to jump on a camel for his second volume in the great traveller's footsteps ... he would surely be the Burton of his day' -- Praise for previous works The Spectator 'Mackintosh-Smith has Read more...

 
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