155 x 235 x 21mm
Personal Narrative of Explorations on the North-West Frontier of India
Marc Aurel Stein (1862-1943) was a Hungarian archaeologist who spent much of life in the service of the British Empire in India. In the early years of the 20th century he conducted a series of important Central Asian expeditions traversing virtually the whole of the North-West frontier - territory not previously accessible to Europeans.
'On Alexander's Track To The Indus', first published in 1929, is Aurel Stein's account of the expeditions he mounted following in the footsteps of Alexander the Great during the triumphant invasion that, interestingly, left not a trace in Indian literature or tradition.
Stein's account has justifiably achieved cult status for the dangers and hardships encountered during his own expeditions; for the light it sheds on Alexander's invasions, and the wonders of Stein's discoveries (such as Alexander's Aornos); the illumination it offers on all fields of interest from archaeology to Indian literary culture, Graeco-Buddhist art and the spread of Buddhism right across Asia.