Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River

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Hodder & Stoughton, 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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One of the best travel books!

User Review  - ji gopi - Flipkart

I am always fascinated by history, historical fiction, travel writing and info on nature. This book combines many of these categories into one, as it is about the story of Indus river. I have not yet ... Read full review

Great Book.

User Review  - Shibaji Ghosh - Flipkart

Alice Albinia has woven history and the experience of her journey seamlessly. Her passion, objectivity and deep insight into humanity have made this book a pleasure to read. From the delta to the ... Read full review

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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