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The Travels of Dean Mahomet

In 1794, Sake Dean Mahomed published his travel book, The Travels of Dean Mahomet, published in Cork, Ireland.

The book begins with the praise of Genghis Khan, Timur and particularly the first Mughal Emperor Babur and describes several important cities in India, and describes a series of military conflicts with local Indian principalities.

Sake Dean Mahomet is the first Indian writer to have published a book in English.

Image (c) British Library

Further Reading:
The Travels of Dean Mahomet: An Eighteenth-Century Journey Through India. Edited with an introduction and biographical essay by Michael H. Fisher

  1794  /  History  /  Last Updated January 8, 2014 by Muslim Museum  /  Tags: ,