Empires of the Indus

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Alice Albinia traces the history of the people who lived along the Indus River, one of the largest rivers in the world, that rises in the Tibetan mountains and flows west across northern India and south through Pakistan.

Her book Empires of the Indus is part travel narrative and part geographical and historical account of the sophisticated cities that grew on the river's banks.

Alice Alibinia will be reading and signing books
Tuesday, May 11 at 7pm
85 East 4th Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue


Alice Albinia

Comments [4]

Doreen from Ossining,NY

Very exciting program. Today I learned about the lives of people and a river Indus.
Program educational, most interesting, and I did like your last question. After all, this young lady traveled many lands and food be part of it. Afghan cuisine is wonderful. I am looking forward obtaining Alice Alibinia's book. Thank you for the presentation. A1

May. 11 2010 06:03 PM

Please Leonard, do your job. Instead of as your last question, asking "how was the food?'; ask your guest what it was like, after that long tough journey, to finally reach the source of the river and listen to the sound of the bubbling spring, that she just mentioned.

So often it seems like Leonard is descending a checklist of questions and not listening or thinking: he should remember that his job is to represent the listener and, in an engaged way, ask what the listener would ask--instead of that checklist or his famous autodidact non-sequiturs (sp?). Anyway, big fan, even when the show exasperates, as today.

May. 11 2010 02:03 PM
Yazmin from Norwalk, CT

To clarify: Ramzan is the Urdu way to pronounce Ramadan. Ramadan is the Arabic way to pronounce the word. The Muslim Holy month of fasting for 30 days i sto be observed from sunrise to sunset, eating and drinking nothing during the daylight hours. Nothing in the rules for fasting prohibit the person fasting from swallowing their own spit.

May. 11 2010 01:44 PM
zahid from Brooklyn

Shidis are mostly dominant in south western coastal region of Makran. Which was once part of OMAN. And till this day they are eligible for preferred treatment by OMAN Government.

May. 11 2010 01:32 PM

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