In this vibrant account, respected journalist Robert Rand draws on three years living and travelling in the region to carefully deconstruct the cultural allegiances and tensions that color Uzbek life. From the heritage of the country's beloved hero, Tamerlane, to the clash of cultures in Uzbek pop music, this lively book will captivate the historian, the traveller, and anyone who wishes to understand modern life in the ex-Soviet bloc.
"A perceptive book about contemporary Uzbekistan. Rand's brief but valuable Tamerlane's Children begins with dispatches from his time in Uzbekistan including pen portriats which give fascinating insights into comtemporary life there."
"A fitting introduction to a place that is virtually unknown to most people beyond its borders."