Settlements of the Indus River
What does legend say will happen to you if you drink from the Indus? How old are the ruins of Mohenjo-daro? What are badghirs? This book follows a passage through time to explore important settlements along the Indus River. The journey starts with the ancient city of Mohenjo-daro and ends with the relatively modern city of Karachi, now one of the largest cities in the world. The book also considers the changing role of the Indus River in the lives of the people living alongside it.
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