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This work seeks to piece together the remarkable careers of Baker and Burke.

This work seeks to piece together the remarkable careers of Baker and Burke. No photographers of the Raj era witnessed more wars, discoveries, news events and human diversity than did these two Irishmen. Few encountered more adverse conditions, hauling heavy equipment and glass plates over steep mountain ranges, and mixing chemicals at dangerously high altitudes, than Baker and Burke.

From Kashmir to Kabul book. This work seeks to piece together the remarkable careers of Baker and Burke.

John Burke is and was the pre-eminent photographer of the North West Frontier and Afghanistan. Extraordinary!" - Clark Worswick, author of The Last Empire.

The story of John Burke and William Baker, premiere photographers of Afghanistan, Kashmir and the Punjab 1860-1900 and their studios in Murree, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Lahore by Omar Khan. John Burke is and was the pre-eminent photographer of the North West Frontier and Afghanistan. An impressive work of scholarship that brings to life not only a curious - and now very topical - chapter of Britain's imperial adventure in Afghanistan but also a neglected pioneer of war photography. Charles Allen, author of Raj.

Khan, Omar; Prestel, 2002. Title of a book, article or other published item (this will display to the public)

Khan, Omar; Prestel, 2002. Title of a book, article or other published item (this will display to the public): From Kashmir to Kabul: the photographs of John Burke and William Baker, 1860-1900. ISBN of the winning item: 3-7913-2786-0. What type of media is this winner?: Book. Winner Detail Create Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 07:29.

Khan, Omar A. - primary author. Their photographs of the Great Game ? a phrase coined by Rudyard Kipling for the power struggles of British and Russian imperialism ? were an inspiration to the writer, and remain some of the most poignant images of the British Empire.

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From Kashmir to Kabul is the first book to piece together the remarkable careers of Burke and Baker. Burke and Baker's story is also the story of photography itself, a medium that was evolving at a dizzying pace - as quickly as the world they sought to capture was changing. 208 pg. 121 4-color illustrations.

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Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9788185822921. Release Date:December 2002.

As recent events draw attention to the people and landscapes of Afghanistan and Pakistan, images of these wartorn countries are becoming increasingly familiar. The harsh beauty of the region has been luring photographers since the Victorian age, the most famous of whom were William Baker and John Burke. Their photographs of the Great Gamea phrase coined by Rudyard Kipling for the power struggles of British and Russian imperialismwere an inspiration to the writer, and remain some of the most poignant images of the British Empire.

From Kashmir to Kabul is the first book to piece together the remarkable careers of Baker and Burke. No photographers of the Raj era witnessed more wars, discoveries, news events and human diversity than did these two Irishmen. Few encountered the kinds of adverse conditions, hauling heavy equipment and glass plates over steep mountain ranges, and mixing chemicals at dangerously high altitudes than Baker and Bourke. Based on decades of research, this book chronicles their early days in Peshawar and their move to Muree, the Himalayan hill station on the border of Kashmir. It follows their documenting of the Afghan Wars, some of the earliest war photography, and their return to the plains of Lahore, where they continued to photograph the regions people and landscape. Baker and Burkes story is also the story of photography itself, a medium that was evolving at a dizzying paceas quickly as the world they sought to capture was changing.


Comments: (6)

Silvermaster
i love the photographs, however, most of the text is about the photographers themselves and not that much about the photos. that was the only disappointment about the book.
Anarasida
It is a pity that all the priceless photographic documentation of an obscure yet very crucial area of recent international history which this book contains - exists either in foreign institutions or in the private collections of Pakistan's corrupt elite-class families, who were then among the toadies and the main prop of the British Indian Empire, and who today similarly enable American imperialism to control Pakistan from its capital in Washington DC. The book's author Omar Khan comes from this same corrupt toady elite background; it is a pity we don't have better and more honest professional people to specialize in our history. Western and US readers may not be inclined or able to appreciate this fact. But then the backward societies of Pakistan and Afghanistan are also to blame for having no sense of institutions or history, and no interest in having national museums where their history can be housed and explained. Being illiterate and hungry, their couldn't care less, and are more concerned about procuring their next morsel of food. People here when they come across ancient ruins and artifacts that dot the rich archaeological landscape of our region - have no compunction in selling statues and coins to Western dealers for small fortunes. Who can blame them? They are poverty stricken and disorderly, and the government here encourages corruption instead of doing its job and providing a proper social order where the people can flourish and prosper materially and intellectually, and where they can gain an education that will help them appreciate history and humanity.
Nikojas
I recently read the book... it has nice photographs, but not a well researched text from what I can deduct... I have interest in the history of the area and have done some basic reaearch on Dr G W Leitner's works... DR. Leitner was a pioneer orientalist and the first pricipal of Government College Lahore. He came up with the title "Dards" for people of northern areas of Pakistan, and all the local languages in the region (other than "Balti") are known as "Dardic languages" as a tribute to Dr G W Leitner.

One of the pictures on the page 78 titlled as "Ladakhians" which shows a man standing in sheep skin and another one sitting next to him have been called as hunters from ladakh region, but infact the man who is standing is "Jamsehd-the Siah Posh Kafir" from Kafristan and the man sitting is a Swati Musalman... this was explained in "The Illustrated London News, Sept 26, 1874 page # 206 with the same picture. Dr Leitner later took Jamsehd into his service and has given an extensive account of him in his book Dardistan in 1866, 1886 and 1893.

The exact paragraph( from "The Illustrated London News, Sept 26, 1874") is read as " we have been permitted to copy half a dozen of his photographs of the natives of these highlands. " Siah Posh Kafirs" figure in two of the Engravings. The name denotes nothing more than " Black Dress Infidels", as they are called by their Mohammeden neighbours, referring to the shaggy tunnic of black hairy goatskin in which these men are usually clothed. The bare headed man in this attire, with a dagger in his raised hand, appears to be just as he did when brought down to Peshawar. The one with the Ax, standing by a small tree or bamboo, with a turband swati seated below, is identical person now with Dr Leitner in London. His name is Jamshed, from Katar, in the Hindu Koosh; he has blue eyes and reddish hair. He was captured in youth, with others of his family, by Cabul slave-traders; and his uncle Fermorz rose in the service of the Ameer of Cabul to high military rank, but was murdered in his camp near Harat in the civil war against ameer's rebellious son. Prince Yaqub Khan."

These kafirs are indeed from Katar, Gambir and Dari... an area encompassing some eastern tributaries of the upper Tregâm Valley... where the language tregâmi was spoken.

there is mention of "slaves of kafristan" on page 126... but authour failed to mention the historical significance...

Another error is a picture of "Group of Baltees"... on page 76... they seem more like the Dard Highlanders... which have been repeatedly explained by historians like Dr Leitner, Younghusband and John Keay.

The book has nice photographs... which were taken by John Burke and William Baker... but the written material is not well researched... Any serious student of history should do independent research before giving a refernce from this book...
Ffel
It is hard to believe that these beautiful pictures exist, they are such a superb window on to a world we know so little about. I expecially liked the informative captions that locate the photographs contextually and historically. As far as I know, there is nothing like it available on old India photography.
Stick
I was so surprised to see such lovely pictures of Pakistan and Afghanistan, including places I grew up in like Lahore and Murree. The narrative is really interesting, and tells so much about the history that I did not know or realize. The photographs are truly amazing.
Aurizar
Such a literate, well-written photography book I have not seen before. Beautiful images that tell the story of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kashmir during the 19th century. An excellent selection of pictures, told like a story.
From Kashmir to Kabul: The Photographs of Burke and Baker, 1860-1900 download epub
Photography & Video
Author: Omar A. Khan,F. S. Aijazuddin
ISBN: 3791327860
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Photography & Video
Language: English
Publisher: Prestel Pub (December 2002)
Pages: 208 pages