Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River

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John Murray, Jun 21, 2012 - History - 384 pages
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The Indus rises in Tibet, flows west across India, and south through Pakistan. For millennia it has been worshipped as a god; for centuries used as a tool of imperial expansion.  

Empires of the Indus follows the river upstream and back in time, taking the reader on a voyage through two thousand miles of geography and more than five thousand years of history redolent with contemporary importance.

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User Review  - Tazeen - Goodreads

Extremely well written. My personal fav was the chapter about Sheedis. I don't think I have read anything written about Sheedis with so much empathy by any Pakistani writer. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Read full review

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User Review  - Masen Production - Goodreads

“Got this book as a gift on my 39th Birthday from SOL the production house and read this master piece a year later. Itâ sa superb gift that I have been given. I have now come to know more of Indus ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Alice Albinia read English literature at Cambridge and South Asian history at SOAS, then worked for two years in Delhi as a journalist, critic and editor. Written during an audacious journey through Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Tibet, Empires of the Indus is her first book, for which she won a Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for work in progress.

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