Of Sacred and Secular Desire

Of Sacred and Secular Desire

An Anthology of Lyrical Writings From the Punjab

eBook - 2012
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The fertile land of the five rivers (punj+ab in Persian) has persistently stirred the imagination of its peoples. Its story is the story of invasion. In 326 BCE Alexander the Great marched through the Hindu Kush, conquered the verdant plains now divided between India and Pakistan, and stamped Greek cultural and linguistic influence on the region. Over the centuries the lure of the Punjab attracted further waves of outsiders: Scythians, Sassanians, Huns, Afghans, Turks, Mughals and - closer to our own times - the British. Many savage battles were fought. But at the same time, as different ethni.
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2012
ISBN: 9780857721396
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Characteristics: 1 online resource (272 pages)

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