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Sind
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, the older Indian Sindhu , the name for the region around the lower course of the Indus river (from which the region takes its name, see mihrān ), i.e. that part of the Indus valley south of approximately lat. 28° 30’ N., and the delta area, now coming within the modern state of Pākistān.

There are alluvial soils in the delta and in the lands along the river, liable to inundation when the river rises in spring from the melting snows of the northern Indian mountains and rendered fertile by a network of irrigation canals and channels for flood control. To the west of …

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Haig, T.W., Bosworth, C.E., Ansari, Sarah, Shackle, C. and Crowe, Yolande, “Sind”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 09 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1083>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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