حکیم محمد یوسف حضروی اور اُن کا سفر نامہ سیرِسوات
Keywords:Ser-e Sawat, early travel writing of Urdu, many facets of Sawat in late nineteenth century
This article aims at providing details about the life and works of Hakim Muhammad Yosuf Hazravi particular his travel writing Ser-e Sawat. It presents nine of his works. Yosuf Hazravi had two intensions to produce his travel experiences: first, he was compelled by his friends to share a month long journey and second, he wanted to dispel unfounded information about the people of Sawat and their traditions shared by the biased people especially European writers who visited the region as tourist. The concept of Hazravi about travel writing was also quoted as saying that a travel writer must present factual picture of the area visited to his readers. Keeping in mind the norms of writing travelogue, Hazravi discussed many things in it such as geographical importance, political atmosphere and administration of the region.