Silk Road on Wheels


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In 1994, Akhil Bakshi lef the Central Asia Expedition, comprising of Indian, Chinese, and European scholars on the Old Silk Road. The expedition drove 12,000 kms across Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kirghistan, Chinese Turkestan and Tibet.

In a charming account of this remarkable journey, the audacious adventurer brings alive the excitement of Silk Road travel as he visits aging caravansaries; witnesses a dumba fight; experiences the thrill of Kazakh steppe; enjoys wonderous beauty of Kirghiz lakes; chases double humped camels in the foothills of the Tien Shans; and rubs shoulders with yaks, nomads, and monks in Tibet. 

Silk Road on Wheels offers not only action and adventure but also social and political insights revealing twenty centuries of the Silk Road. The epic tale is handsomely illustrated with photographs.

Published: 2001
Pages: 324