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    Empires of the Indus The Story of a River

    ISBN-10: 0393338606
    ISBN-13: 9780393338607
    Author(s): Alice Albinia
    Description: 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  More...
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    Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 366
    Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 0.682
    Language: English

    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.

    Illustrations
    Map
    Preface
    Ramzan in Karachi
    Conquering the Classic River
    Ethiopia's First Fruit
    River Saints
    The Guru's Army
    Up the Khyber
    Buddha on the Silk Road
    Alexander at the Outer Ocean
    Indra's Beverage
    Alluvial Cities
    Huntress of the Lithic
    The Disappearing River
    Glossary
    Notes
    Select Bibliography
    Acknowledgements
    Index

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