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Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River
Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River | Alice Albinia
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Alice Albinia is the most extraordinary traveler of her generation. . . . A journey of astonishing confidence and courage.Rory Stewart 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 Pakistans 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 Stewarts The Places In Between, Empires of the Indus is an engrossing personal journey and a deeply moving portrait of a river and its people.
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One of the books I picked on my "used book store buying binge", or maybe it was just a regular Tuesday ?... But enjoying the read. It's A LOT to get through so I'm sure it'll take me a while to read, but I love learning about world history. Definitely helps me understand what's happening in Kasmir right now. #educationalbooks #learnthroughreading #bookhaul