The “Safarnam-e-Roum-wa-Shaam-wa-Masr” of Allama Shibli is even today considered one of Urdu language’s classics. The journey to the Ottoman Empire covering parts of what is now Turkey, and parts of Syria and Egypt, was begun in 1892, by the legendary scholar, Allama Shibli Numani. The book is now available in Arabic and in English as well.
All images and pictures used in this short clip are taken by me during my 2016 journey to Istanbul and Antalya.
This episode deals with Shibli’s experiences of Turkish manners and demeanour during his travels.
An English podcast available at http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/… attempts to explain Shibli and as a person and salient features of the Travelogue by Gregory Maxwell Bruce, who translated this epic from Urdu to English.