1/2 Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River, by Alice Albinia Kindle Edition

Oct 26, 2020, 01:26 AM
Image: Mohenjo-daro ('Mound of the Dead’) is an archaeological site in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Built around 2500 BCE, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation, and one of the world's earliest major cities, contemporaneous with the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Minoan Crete, and Norte Chico. Mohenjo-daro was abandoned in the 19th century BCE as the Indus Valley Civilization declined, and the site was not rediscovered until the 1920s. Here:  Screen grab, A Walk through Mohenjo Daro and Harappa | Periwinkle

Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River,  by Alice Albinia  Kindle Edition 

“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 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