A World Unveiled: Joys & Jitters of Many Journeys


  • Language: English
  • Author : Razi Azmi
  • ISBN: 9788197061035
  • Binding: Hardbound
  • Genre : Non-Fiction/Travelogue
  • Publisher: The Alcove Publishers
  • Pages: 340
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A World Unveiled captures Razi Azmi’s many journeys spanning decades across Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Russia, all undertaken with a quasi-religious zeal. This is a compelling travelogue with many elements: personal stories, adventures, social encounters, historical facts, geographical descriptions, anecdotes and more. The author shares not just his passion for travel and the thrill of his journeys but also the frustrations and annoyances that inevitably accompany the intrepid traveller: moments of ecstasy and excitement interspersed with frustrations, dangers and vagaries of visas. As Razi Azmi describes his fascinating trips in A World Unveiled, he seems to take you along with him to his numerous destinations.

Razi Azmi chronicles his world-wide adventures in the great and enduring tradition of travel writers from Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta to Richard Haliburton and Paul Theroux. A keen observer and meticulous penman, he records in fascinating detail his journeys from tiny specks of nations like Lesotho to the vast steppes of Russia and the wide Canadian prairies. Throughout, his descriptions are colourful and witty, and evoke the very character of the lands and peoples he visits.

R. Burg

Professor (Retired), Arizona State University

Of many reasons to read this book, three stand out in particular: Razi Azmi has been to hundreds of places most people will never get to; he’s talked to more people in more languages than most people ever will; and he has a sense of humour more profound than most travel writers.

Readers of this book will visit an amazing variety of places, large and small, on all the world’s continents with an indefatigable traveller. You will travel with a man of deep historical awareness and an ability to communicate the perspectives of the ordinary people he meets and converses with, representing many of the world’s major languages. Your guide is a writer with an eye for the unusual detail, vivid enough to make you feel the moments and wish to have been there — even if he’s describing your very own country.”

Carl Pletsch

Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado



Dr Razi Azmi has lived in six countries across five continents and has visited many more, one hundred to be exact. He has studied at universities in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Russia and the United States, getting his PhD in modern history from Miami University, Ohio. An academic affiliated with Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad (Pakistan), he has also taught at universities in the US and Morocco. Finally settling down in Australia, he retired after many years of service with the government there. In retirement, he travels as often as possible. When not travelling, he works part-time as a translator and interpreter in five languages. Dr Azmi is the author of five books, dozens of research papers and hundreds of newspaper articles. He is married with two sons and four grandchildren. He may be contacted on [email protected]

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