Samrat Choudhury’s tale of a journey on the Brahmaputra is a wonderful travelogue and history of a magnificent, often unjustly-neglected part of the country. Filled with rich imagery and speckled with deft touches of humour, Choudhury brings to life both the powerful river and those who made their lives along its banks.

Dr. Shashi TharoorMember of Parliament and Author

A scholarly and delightfully diverting journey of cultural and geographical exploration down one of the world’s most important yet least-known rivers.

Victor MalletAuthor of 'River of Life, River of Death: The Ganges and India’s Future'

Meticulously researched yet very readable, this superb travelogue braids diverse experiences and observations together with vivid descriptions, reflections and humour, as the writer journeys through the waterways, valleys and mountains around one of the world’s greatest river systems. A must read.

Mitra PhukanNovelist, Translator and Columnist

Samrat Choudhury recounts the Brahmaputra’s epic tale in a many-layered travel memoir that includes personal observations and encounters, history, geography, folklore and mythology. Each strand is deftly plaited into a compelling narrative that reveals the great river’s vast breadth and length, as well as its hidden depths.

Stephen AlterAuthor of 'Wild Himalaya'

“Samrat Choudhury tells the story of an ever-shifting Brahmaputra with a lightness that only helps deepen his book's gravity”

India Today

“Travelogue meets memoir in this 1,000 km plus descent down the Brahmaputra”

The Hindu