Thursday 8 October 2009 at 17:00
at Royal Holloway University of London
ROOM FW101 Founder’s Building
Alice Albinia gives a talk about her widely acclaimed book Empires of the Indus, for which she won the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for work in progress. She read English literature at Cambridge and South Asian history at SOAS, then worked for two years in Delhi as a journalist, critic and editor. The book was written during an audacious journey through Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Tibet. Empires of the Indus follows the river upstream and back in time, taking the reader on a voyage through two thousand miles of geography and more than five millennia of history redolent with contemporary importance.
‘Empires of the Indus is a magnificent book, a triumphant melding of travel and history into a compelling story of adventure and discovery … an inspiring book, and readers with even a fraction of Albinia’s wanderlust will want to set off on their own explorations.’ (Paddy Docherty, Financial Times )