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Empires of the Indus

Alice Albinia

Empires of the Indus

the story of a river

by Alice Albinia

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Published by W.W. Norton & Co. in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementAlice Albinia
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS392.I5 .A43 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24490890M
ISBN 109780393338607
LC Control Number2009054275
OCLC/WorldCa449866602

The Indus, most of which is now in Pakistan, has a rich, complex history, and one of the main themes of the book is the way different cultures and traditions have shaped each other over the years - and before modern times, co-existed.4/5(7). "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 live millennia or history redolent with contemporary importance."--BOOK JACKET. /5(9).

Get this from a library! Empires of the Indus: the story of a river. [Alice Albinia] -- One of the largest rivers in the world, the Indus rises in the Tibetan mountains, flows across northern India and then through Pakistan. For millennia it has been worshipped as a god, for centuries. Empires of the Indus is a magnificent book, a triumphant melding of travel and history into a compelling story of adventure and discovery an inspiring book, and readers with even a fraction of Albinia's wanderlust will want to set off on their own explorations. - Paddy Docherty, Financial Times. Such an accomplished first book - The Sunday.

  Empires of the Indus by Alice Albinia In a land where it seldom rains, a river is as precious as gold. memories and myths that is the inheritance of the people who live in the Indus valley. This book recounts a journey along the Indus, upstream and back in time, from the sea to the source, from the moment that Pakistan first came into being.   Part travelogue, part history, part environmental and cultural cri de coeur, Alice Albinia’s Empires Of The Indus: The Story Of A River is an audacious book, recounting her travels on and near the Indus River, from its mouth near Karachi at the Arabian Sea, 2, miles up into the Tibetan Plateau to its headwaters. As she travels upriver, Albinia structures the book .


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Empires of the Indus isn't just another white woman travels through exotic Asia travel book. It is painstakingly researched and grounded in historical reality.

One of the largest rivers in the world, the Indus rises in the Tibetan mountains, flows west across northern India and /5. 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.

18 illustrations. Free sleep tracks. A good night's sleep is essential for keeping our minds and bodies strong. Explore Audible's collection of free sleep and relaxation audio by: 7. Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River is a non-fiction book by Alice Albinia that covers the writer's journey from Karachi to Tibet, which is the natural course of the Indus book gives an insight into the communities as well as the history and political framework of the countries through which the Indus : Alice Albinia.

Hearing of the Indus Civilization which created modern plumbing along the river more than 4, years ago, I decided to focus on the river to learn about Pakistan.

Published inMs. Albinia has seen Pakistan develop since Jean Fairley wrote The Lion River/5. Review: Empires of the Indus by Alice Albinia Kevin Rushby finds beauty and hope among the horrors along the banks of the Indus.

Alice Albinia's book Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River brings to life almost all major episodes in the long history of human settlements along the river Indus. The river rises on the northern slopes of Mt.

Kailash in the Gangdise range of the Himalayas in the region of Tibet. 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. Preview this book» What people are saying - Write a review4/5(7).

The Paperback of the Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River by Alice Albinia at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be : Norton, W. & Company, Inc. Synopsis "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.

Find books like Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked Empires of the Indu. - Buy Empires of the Indus – The Story of a River book online at best prices in India on Read Empires of the Indus – The Story of a River book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5(65).

Pakistan's Indus river was fundamental to India before partition and retains its importance to this day, says Alice Albinia in this extract from her book, Empires of the Indus. One of the largest rivers in the world, the Indus rises in the Tibetan mountains, flows west across northern India and south through Pakistan.

For millennia it has been worshipped as a god; for centuries used as a tool of imperial expansion; today it is the cement of Pakistans fractious union. EMPIRES OF THE INDUS: THE STORY OF A RIVER - by Alice Albinia Pages: ISBN ()Format: hardback / trade paperbackPrice: £20 / Rs.

Publisher: John Murray, U.K. Empires of the Indus is a comprehensive study of how the river Indus and its waterways have changed the history of the Indian sub-continent.

Water is potent:. Empires of the Indus manages to make plain the human tragedy behind decades of tyrannical rule and the recent uptick of extremism. It is this that makes a beautiful book more than the sum of its : Robert Messenger.

“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.5/5(5).

This first book by a young author made me feel thoroughly ashamed of my ignorance of history. A splendid piece of meticulous research, it ought to be read by every Indian and Pakistani, not to mentions Afghans, Tibetans, and others. The author traces the path and history of the mighty Indus River in an altogether.

- Buy Empires of the Indus: 10th Anniversary Edition book online at best prices in India on Read Empires of the Indus: 10th Anniversary Edition book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5(65). Buy Empires of the Indus: 10th Anniversary Edition: The Story of a River by Albinia, Alice (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(72). Book Review Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River by Alice Albinia By Zulfiqar Halepoto This review was presented during book launching ceremony in Hyderabad on Octo jointly organised by the Transformation and Reflection for Rural Development (TRD) and the Indus Institute for Research and Education (IIRE).

“Empires of the Indus – The Story of a River” is a book about river Indus – the river which gave our country her name, her culture. Everybody in India must have read about the Indus valley civilization and would immediately recollect seeing in their history textbooks the pictures of broken statue of dancing lady and bullock cart from the ruins of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro .Empires of the Indus is a magnificent book, a triumphant melding of travel and history into a compelling story of adventure and discovery an inspiring book, and readers with even a fraction of Albinia's wanderlust will want to set off on their own explorations.

- Paddy Docherty, Financial Times. Such an accomplished first book - The Sunday /5(63).Empires of the Indus is an homage to the diversity of the region, providing a crucial counter-narrative to the media stereotypes about contemporary Pakistan. Albinia writes with humility, candor, and humor about her experiences, making this book not just a history lesson and travelogue, but an unputdownable page-turner.'.