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Land beyond the river : the untold story of Central Asia

Author: Monica Whitlock
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"In this book, Monica Whitlock goes far beyond the headlines. Using eyewitness accounts, unpublished letters, and firsthand reporting, she enters into the lives of the Central Asians and reveals a dramatic, moving human story unfolding over three generations." "There is Muhammadjan, called "Hindustani," a diligent seminary student in the holy city of Bukhara until the 1917 revolution tore up the old order. Exiled to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monica Whitlock
ISBN: 031227727X 9780312277277
OCLC Number: 53180954
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain by John Murray in 2002 under the title Beyond the Oxus.
Description: ix, 290 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The setting: the shrine of al-Hakim of Termez --
Witness and actors --
Journeys on the dark side --
the migration across the Amu --
The world turned upside-down --
A town call Monday --
'Why were we there?" --
Afghanistan --
"What is to become of us?' --
Kartoshka, kartushka --
war in Tajikistan --
On both sides of the Amu --
A year in Tashkent --
What happened in Mazar-e Sharif --
The Glinka Street plot --
What tomorrow brings.
Other Titles: Beyond the Oxus
Responsibility: Monica Whitlock.
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"In this book, Monica Whitlock goes far beyond the headlines. Using eyewitness accounts, unpublished letters, and firsthand reporting, she enters into the lives of the Central Asians and reveals a dramatic, moving human story unfolding over three generations." "There is Muhammadjan, called "Hindustani," a diligent seminary student in the holy city of Bukhara until the 1917 revolution tore up the old order. Exiled to Siberia as a shepherd and then conscripted into the Red Army, he survived to become the inspiration for a new generation of clerics. Henrika was one of tens of thousands of Poles who walked and rode through Central Asia on their way to a new life in Iran, where she lives to this day. Then there were the proud Pioneer children who grew up with the certainty that the Soviet Union would last forever, only to find themselves in a new world that they had never imagined. In Central Asia, the extraordinary is commonplace and there is not a family without a remarkable story to tell."--BOOK JACKET.

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