Empires Of The Indus

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.

Product Overview
ISBN 9781473634053
Categories BX, History, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Humanities, WBD
Author(s) Alice Albinia
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Pages 365
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13cm x 2.5cm x 19.8cm
Weight 0.21 kg
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