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In this article, Punjab denotes the “Punjab region” or “greater Punjab,” the land of five (pañj) waters (Pers. āb), namely, the Indus’ tributaries. From west to east, these are the rivers

1.  Jhelum (Hind. Jhelam, Skt. Vitastā);

2.  Chenab…

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Nesbitt, Eleanor, “Punjab”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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