PRAISE FROM OTHER WRITERS
'Empires of the Indus is a marvellous book, so insightful and empathetic, a work of literature as well as scholarship... The book is immeasurably superior to any other travel book written by a Westerner on the subcontinent in the past twenty years (at least!). The only book that comes close is by a naturalized Indian, Bill Aitken's Seven Sacred Rivers.'
'Ramachandra Guha, author of India After Gandhi
'Alice Albinia is the most extraordinary traveler of her generation.... A journey of astonishing confidence and courage.'
Rory Stewart, author of The Places in Between
'A fabulously thoughtful, learned, perceptive and stereotype-breaking book... I was blown away. Empires of the Indus is a breathtaking debut by an author who writes enviably cadent and beautiful prose.'
‘I have travelled much of the territory described here but I cannot say that I remotely knew it until I read this wonderful book. With her debut work Alice Albinia is set to take her place alongside the greats like Eric Newby and Colin Thubron. Her prose is lucid and entertaining and her insights invariably
'A vivid, thoughtful, idiosyncratic mix of travel, adventure and history - absorbing and delightful.'
‘Compellingly told this is a fascinating story of not just a river but the civilizations it spawned and the empires it supported.’
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