Travels in India, Ceylon and Borneo: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Travels in India, Ceylon and Borneo

1st Edition

By Captain Basil Hall

Routledge

296 pages

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First published in 1931.

'Hall is the ideal travel-writer. He never wearies his readers, but makes them love him.' Times Literary Supplement

Basil Hall's Fragments of Voyages and Travels originally appeared in nine volumes. Miscellaneous in their topics, and arranged without any order the volumes re-issued here have been selected for their clarity and interest, both geographical and historical.

Few books give a more graphic picture of the Royal Navy a century ago and Hall's volumes are full of nautical information. Hall was also an indefatigable traveller and a keen observer who learnt Hindustani, Malay and Japanese, studied Hindu mythology, flora, fauna and geology and compiled the first ever vocabulary of the language of the Loo Choo Islands.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS017000
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
REF000000
REFERENCE / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
TRV003040
TRAVEL / Asia / India