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Empires of the Indus

The Story of a River

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Empires of the Indus by Alice Albinia
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One of the largest rivers in the world, the Indus rises in the Tibetan mountains and flows west across northern India and south through Pakistan. It has been worshipped as a god, used as a tool of imperial expansion, and today is the cement of Pakistan's fractious union. Alice Albinia follows the river upstream, through two thousand miles of geography and back to a time five thousand years ago when a string of sophisticated cities grew on its banks. "This turbulent history, entwined with a superlative travel narrative" (The Guardian) leads us from the ruins of elaborate metropolises, to the bitter divisions of today. Like Rory Stewart's The Places In Between, Empires of the Indus is an engrossing personal journey and a deeply moving portrait of a river and its people.

Author Biography

Alice Albinia's honors include a Somerset Maugham Award, the Royal Society of Literature / Jerwood Prize, and the Dolman Travel Prize 2009. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, the Financial Times, and elsewhere. She lives in England.
Release date Australia
April 5th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
18 illustrations
Imprint
WW Norton & Co
Pages
366
Dimensions
140x211x25
ISBN-13
9780393338607
Product ID
4031262

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