"The present travelogue describes George Forster's journey from Bengal to England during 1782-84. He travelled from India through Kashmir, Afghanistan, Persia, by the Caspian Sea to Russia, from Petersburg finally he took a ship to England, visiting and describing amongst other, the cities of Calcutta, Murshidabad, Patna, Benares, Allahabad, Lucknow, Bareilly, Moradabad, Bilaspur, Nurpur, Jummu, Jalalabad, Kabul, Ghazni, Khandhar, Herat, Astrakhan and Moscow.
"He has also devoted chapters to Hindu mythology, brief histories of Rohillas, Shujah-ud-daulah and the Sikhs." (jacket)
[George Forster was employed with the East India Campany. His books include Sketches of the Mythology and Customs of the Hindus.]