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Empires of the Indus

(2008)
The Story of a River
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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. 18 illustrations

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May 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Empires of the Indus: From Tibet to Pakistan - The Story of a River
Author(s): Alice Albinia
ISBN: 0-7195-6003-9 / 978-0-7195-6003-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River
Author(s): Alice Albinia
ISBN: 0-393-33860-6 / 978-0-393-33860-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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February 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River
Author(s): Alice Albinia
ISBN: 0-7195-6005-5 / 978-0-7195-6005-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Empires of the Indus
Author(s): Alice Albinia
ISBN: 0-7195-6004-7 / 978-0-7195-6004-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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June 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River
Author(s): Alice Albinia
Publisher: John Murray
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March 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River
Author(s): Alice Albinia
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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