A journey from Peking to Kashmir by Peter Fleming
The book recounts a successful 3500-mile journey from Peking, China to Kashmir, India in 1935. He was accompanied on this journey by Ella Maillart (Kini). The journey started on 16 February 1935 and took seven months to complete. The objective of the journey was, as contained within the title of the book, to ascertain what was happening in Sinkiang (also known as Chinese Turkestan) in the aftermath of the civil war. The author notes that "Tartary is not strictly a geographical term, any more than Christendom is", and goes on to point out that Tartary is merely the name given to the place where the Tartars come from. He explains that in his usage it refers to Sinkiang and the highlands bordering it. The journey tool the travellers from Peking to Tungkuan, then Sian, Pingliang, Lanchow, Sining, Dzunchia, Tejinar, lssik Pakte, Cherchen, Niya, Keriya, Khotan, Guma Karghalik, Yarkand, Kashgar, Tashkurgan, Hunza, Nagar, Gilgit and finally Srinagar.
Publisher - Gulshan Books
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