xvii, 366 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Originally published: London : John Murray, 2008.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-349) and index.
Ramzan in Karachi -- Conquering the classic river -- Ethiopia's first fruit -- River saints -- The guru's army -- Up the Khyber -- Buddha on the Silk Road -- Alexander at the Outer Ocean -- Indra's beverage -- Alluvial cities -- Huntress of the Lithic -- The disappearing river.
Describes the turbulent history of the Indus River, one of the largest in the world, presenting a historical narrative of the people and civilizations that have lived along its banks in Tibet, India, and Pakistan through time.