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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 (Punj.…

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Nesbitt, Eleanor, “Punjab”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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