The Minaret of Djam – Freya Stark

A slight account of Freya Stark’s travels in Afghanistan in 1968 with the aim of visiting the lonely Minaret of Jam in the days when intrepid travellers could travel across and around Afghanistan without a military escort, and many did en route to India and Nepal.

The visit to Djam itself is brief, and most of the book deals with the journey there, full of Freya Stark’s observations of people and terrain, and her musings and meditations on travel.

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