"At first glance, flipping through the book is like watching a movie trailer."

Mani Ratnam, Film maker

Graham Shaw, From Kashmir to Kabul
The Art Book,
London, Feb 2006 

Sophie Gordon, Photographs of the Great Game
History of Photography,
Oxford, Autumn 2003 

Brian Spooner, From Kashmir to Kabul
Pakistan Studies News, Philadelphia, Autumn 2003 

Annapurna Garimella, From Kashmir to Kabul
Marg, Bombay, August 2003 

Alex Novak, From Kashmir to Kabul
E-Photo Newsletter, Pennsylvania, April 3, 2003 

Nandika Madgavkar, Picturing Wars in British India
Traveler's India, Princeton NJ, Vol. 7, No. 1 2003

Tehmina Ahmed, Frozen in Time
Newsline, Karachi, March 2003 

Richard Springer, From Kashmir to Kabul
India West, San Leandro CA, February 21, 2003 

Pankaj Butalia, Colonial Chroniclers
Biblio, Delhi, January-February 2003 

Eric Linderman, From Kashmir to Kabul
Library Journal, New York NY, February 15, 2003 

Amna Rizwan Ali, Bringing the Raj to life
The Friday Times, Lahore, February 14-20, 2003 

Manvendra Singh, Frontier Vistas
India Today, Delhi, January 20, 2003 

Binoo K. John, Rare Pictures of the Raj
Hindustan Times, Delhi, January 13, 2003 

Muneeza Shamsie, Beyond The Great Game
Dawn, Karachi, December 21, 2002 

Gayatri Sinha, Nostalgic, erotic and abstract . . .
The Hindu, Chennai, December 6, 2002 

MT Saju, Standing the Test of Time
The New Indian Express, Chennai, December 1, 2002 

Salman Rashid, The Great Game in Sepia
The Herald, Karachi, November 2002 

Kenneth Baker, Holiday Book Review Art
The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, Nov. 17, 2002 

3satonline Die Tipps der Kulturzeit in Kurze
Sendung vom 08.11.2002, Deutschland 

Sarwat Ali, A people exposed
The News, Lahore, October 27, 2002 

Brij Bhushan Sharma 


Metrosource, New York, February/March 2003
Times Literary Supplement, London, 01/17/03
Indus Vision TV, Karachi, interview with author, 12/26/02
Discover India, Hong Kong, December 2002
HT Online, Delhi, 12/16/02
The News, Islamabad, 12/13/02
DAWN, Karachi, 12/14/02
Today, Delhi 12/05/02
Hindustan Times, Delhi, 12/06/02
The Economic Times, Chennai, 12/05/02
The Hindu, Chennai, 12/03/02
The Hindu, Chennai, 12/02/02
Jetwings, Jet Airways magazine, December 2002
STAR TV News, Delhi, Interview with the author, 11/29/02
The Hindu, Chennai, 11/25/02

"A great piece of detective work and research put together."

Salman Rashid, The Herald
". . . that rare thing: a solid and original piece of research that also happens to be a 'good read'."

Sophie Gordon, History of Photography
"An extraordinary photo-document . . . ."

Gayatri Sinha, The Hindu
"This is a truly invaluable and exceptional book, filled with superb photographs and fascinating historical insights into international conflicts brewing on the same terrain today."

Muneeza Shamsie, DAWN
". . . one of my favorite photo books of recent years . . . ."

Alex Novak, E-Photo Newsletter
"This is a monumental body of work. It is acute, lively, and impressive. John Burke is and was the pre-eminent photographer of the North West Frontier and Afghanistan. Extraordinary!"

Clark Worswick, author of The Last Empire : Photography in British India, 1855-1911
"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 and Soldier Sahibs
"An invaluable book to possess."

Binoo K. John, Hindustan Times
"The book is a collection of some truly great photographs but its real achievement is the painstaking effort Khan has put in, in not only tracking down the photographs from different sources the world over, but also for providing a superbly informative text."

Pankaj Butalia, Biblio
"This is much too important a work to merely adorn the coffee table."

The Telegraph, Calcutta
". . . a beautifully researched and well-laid out book which transports us into another era."

Amna Rizwan Ali, The Friday Times
"He uses the medium of photography to tell a tale."

Mavendra Singh, India Today
"This is a work of exquisite scholarship, connoiseurship and taste."

Biran Spooner, Pakistan Studies News