In 2011, Zeeshan Khan decided to travel from his city Dhaka via India and Pakistan to Iran and on to Europe. This book traces his journey till he left the borders of Iran, a distance he completed in about 60 days. For Khan the journey was about travelling along a historical route steeped in cultures, languages, religions and races, all woven together as a single, indivisible whole. While India represented somewhat familiar terrain, travelling through contemporary Pakistan and Iran was a particular eye-opener for the author. Much of the current realities of the region are reflected in the book, along with Khan's own commentary about what he observed and encountered. Equally a pleasure to read for the armchair traveller or the seasoned one, the book is a stunning snapshot of life along a well-worn route known for its spiritual depth and philosophical richness.
Zeeshan Khan is a journalist, currently working in communications with the International Organisation for Migration. He was born in the UK and raised in Bangladesh, but spent a part of his childhood in Mauritius. He studied in Canada and Australia and worked in Europe before returning to Bangladesh, where he currently resides. He is passionate about history, religions, cultures and languages, and has an active interest in mysticism, particularly in Sufism. He is also interested in international and current affairs and writes about these for a living as a journalist. Zeeshan is obsessed with overland travel. His other pursuits include sports, photography, reading and appreciating music.
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