Winner of a Somerset Maugham Award, the Royal Society of Literature
Jerwood Prize, the Dolman Travel Prize, La Toison d'Or du livre
d’aventure vécue, a Sufi Shah Inayat Writer Award and the
Premio Hemingway Reportage

Empires of the Indus
The Story of a River

One of the longest rivers in the world, the Indus rises in Tibet, flows west across India, and south through Pakistan. For millennia it has been worshipped as a god; for centuries used as a tool of imperial expansion. Today it is the glue of Pakistan's fractious union.

Empires of the Indus follows the river upstream and back in time, on a voyage through two thousand miles of geography and five millennia of history, through a landscape where the past still resonates today.

"The truly great achievement of this wonderful book is to
reveal, unflinchingly and with panache, the rich and varied
heritage of the Indus in all its appalling splendour"

The Guardian

"Empires of the Indus is a magnificent book,
a triumphant melding of travel and history into
a compelling story of adventure and discovery."

The Financial Times

"a portrait of the river that is both beautiful and provocative"

The Sunday Times

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