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Old 19th October 2017, 12:46 PM   #14
Ibrahiim al Balooshi
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Originally Posted by motan
Hi Ibrahiim,

Thank for the good information and pictures, but especially for the travel book from 1891. Great read. Those were the days... though when you think of it, non-Western and especially Near Eastern people did not get a very positive rep in this kind of literature.

I could hardly put the book down... One of the best travel writers I have seen... Agreed, the poor old people got a poor old report as in those days peasants had a very rough time. It is against this background that the Baluch Mercenaries emerged, thus, it can be seen that they not only supported themselves but often the entire family back home.
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