“Alice Albinia is the main striking traveller of her new release. . . . A trip of remarkable self belief and courage.”—Rory Stewart
One of the biggest rivers on the earth, the Indus rises within the Tibetan mountains and flows west throughout northern India and south via Pakistan. it's been worshipped as a god, used as a device of imperial growth, and at the present time is the cement of Pakistan’s fractious union. Alice Albinia follows the river upstream, via thousand miles of geography and again to a time 5 thousand years in the past whilst a string of subtle towns grew on its banks. “This turbulent historical past, entwined with a superlative trip narrative” (The Guardian) leads us from the ruins of tricky metropolises, to the sour divisions of at the present time. Like Rory Stewart’s The areas In Between, Empires of the Indus is an engrossing own trip and a deeply relocating portrait of a river and its people.
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