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Ansar Zahid Khan
Institute/University/Department Details
University of Karachi/ Department of General History
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Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
sindh, mughuls, culture, religion, education, social life in sindh

The history of Sind has always been attracting attention as one of the regions of the sub-continent having connection with the glorious periods of the history of Islam in the sub-continent. After the birth of Pakistan, study of its component parts became more important. In the present study an attempt has been made to trace the development of Sind during the Mughal era.

In this respect I am greatly indebted to my teacher and supervisor at the Karachi University, Dr. M. H. Siddiqi. I can never repay the debt of gratitude that I owe to him, he has been much more than a teacher to me. He shared my enthusiasm and encouraged me whenever I felt baffled by any problem and helped me to continue my studies.

I also acknowledge the encouragement which I received from Dr. Riazul Islam, the Head Department of General History, Karachi University, who in fact suggested to me to undertake this study. At the same time I received valuable advice and encouragement from the learned scholar Pir Hsamuddin Rashidi, who not only allowed me to make use of his valuable library but also drew my attention to some sources which were otherwise unknown to me.

I am full of gratitude to Mr. Hasan Adil, Principal of National College, Karachi who provided me facilities to carry on my research.

Finally, I take this opportunity to thank the authorities of Karachi University Library, the Liaqat National Library, Pakistan Historical Society, the National Archives of Pakistan and the Directorate of the Archaeology Government of Pakistan for helping me with books. In this respect Mr. M.A. Baig the Librarian of the Directorate of Archaeology, Government of Pakistan was specially helpful. In the end I am greatly indebted to the works of many scholars which were of great value to me and which are enumerated in the bibliography.

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1 0 Contents
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2 1 Geographical Background 1
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3 2 Historical Evolution 23
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4 3 Political Background 46
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5 4 Administration 129
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6 5 Social Life 267
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7 6 Economic Coditions 382
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8 7 Religion 472
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9 8 Education and Learning 543
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10 9 Appendix- A Chronology of Conversion of Tribes and People of Sind to Islam 590
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