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Title: Muslim rule in Sind in the 8th, 9th & 10th centuries
Author: Puri, Abdu'l 'Aziz
ISNI:       0000 0004 2675 1304
Awarding Body: SOAS University of London
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 1936
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'Sind in unfortunate', says Abbot 'in its record, Inscriptions and archaeological finds have hitherto added little to our knowledge of her pact; her written record leaves centuries untold end buries the truth of other centuries in fiction. Her geographical features, by their apparant simplicity, have perverted research and added mystery to mystery unsolved, theory to theory irreconcilable, geographical factors have played a destructive part the extent of which we cannot Suage. It is well nigh impossible to write a continuous history of the valley, The interest of the valley, however, is probably in proportion to her many mysteries; the lure of exploration in always there to attract; her history and her geographical changes alike baffle interpretation; and the pursuit of on over-elusive solution makes research into her past a perpetual adventure. In consequence of the limitation of her materia historica One can write of Sind's many problems only with great diffidence but the falsities that pace for fact are so crude, the fiction of bold that masquerades as truth, the conflicting theories of savants so numerous, that it is time to call a halt and review what measure of achievement has been made. The picture is not quite no gloomy as depicted by Abbot, but there is much force in what he says.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: JISC Digital Islam
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral