Author: Tahir Shah
- Tahir Shah is the author of more than a dozen books and several documentary films. He also writes introductions, academic pieces for journals, and book reviews for newspapers such as the Washington Post.Shah's books have appeared in a dozen languages and have been published in more than forty editions. His films have been screened on National Geographic Channel, Channel 4, Five and The History Channel, as well as in cinemas worldwide.
Posts by Tahir Shah
No word in English connotes remoteness more than Timbuktu. Thanks to the astonishing wealth that Mansa Musa had displayed on his visits to Cairo and Makkah, it also connoted riches. For eight centuries, Timbuktu…