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Murder in the Hindu Kush

George Hayward and the Great Game

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On a bright July morning in 1870 the British explorer George Hayward was brutally murdered high in the Hindu Kush. Who was he, what had brought him to this wild spot, and why was he killed. Told in full for the first time, this is the gripping tale of Hayward's journey from a Yorkshire childhood to a place at the forefront of the 'Great Game' between the British Raj and the Russian Empire, and of how, driven by 'an insane desire', he crossed the Western Himalayas, tangled with despotic chieftains and ended up on the wrong side of both the Raj and the mighty Maharaja of Kashmir. It is also the tale of the conspiracies that surrounded his death, while the author's own travels in Hayward's footsteps bring the story up to date, and reveal how the echoes of the Great Game still reverberate across Central Asiain the twenty-first century. AUTHOR: Tim Hannigan began exploring Central Asia in 1999, and has been fascinated with the region ever since. A journalism graduate of the University of Gloucestershire, he now writes features and takes photographs for a variety of newspapers in South-East Asia. He lives in Cornwall and Indonesia.

Product code: 9780750992053

ISBN 9780750992053
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129
No. Of Pages 360
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Edition 2nd New edition
The gripping tale of Hayward's journey from a Yorkshire childhood to a place at the forefront of the 'Great Game' between the British Raj and the Russian Empire