The Super Fun Kids' Graphic Novel Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Lists | Yesterday, 3:24pm

    Zachary Thomas Dodson: IMG 10 Books That Will Change Your Mind about Bats

    Bats are a much-maligned animal. Long thought of as creepy or evil or diseased, a closer look reveals that the wide variety of bat species also... Continue »
    1. $19.57 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

Qualifying orders ship free.
Sale Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Burnside Asia- India Ancient and General
2 Local Warehouse Asia- India Ancient and General

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Empires of the Indus


Empires of the Indus Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Product Details

Albinia, Alice

Other books you might like

  1. History of India Volume 1 Used Trade Paper $5.50
  2. Palace Walk (Cairo Trilogy #1)
    Used Trade Paper $5.50
  3. Snow
    Used Trade Paper $3.50
  4. The Color of Water: A Black Man's...
    Used Trade Paper $2.95
  5. The Known World
    Used Trade Paper $5.95
  6. Imagining India: The Idea of a... Used Hardcover $6.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Asia » India » Ancient and General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » India

Empires of the Indus Sale Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.98 In Stock
Product details pages - English 9780719560057 Reviews:
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at