Download PDF by James Wynbrandt: A Brief History of Pakistan

By James Wynbrandt

ISBN-10: 081606184X

ISBN-13: 9780816061846

ISBN-10: 0816061858

ISBN-13: 9780816061853

ISBN-10: 1438126913

ISBN-13: 9781438126913

Offers the most important occasions, humans, and traditions that experience formed Pakistan. This identify comprises insurance at the The land and its humans; The Indus Valley Civilization; The Vedic Age in Pakistan; The multi-millionaire interval; British rule; The fight for independence; Partition; Civilian and army rule; and, Islamization of Pakistan.

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Some Vedic literature refers to 16 great kingdoms, or mahajanapadas. During this time two leadership groups emerged, the Brahmans and Kshatriyas. The former developed elaborate sacrifices and specialization, and proper enunciation of sacred verses became essential for divine intervention in granting wealth and victory in war. Over time the alliance between these two groups grew stronger. E. the area of present-day Pakistan where the Aryans ruled remained independent of the rest of what is now India.

Snark/Art Resource, NY) 28 INROADS OF ARMIES AND IDEAS from the long campaign, refused to go farther. Alexander spent three days cloistered in his tent before emerging to order his army’s withdrawal, after having 12 pillars marking his conquests erected by the river. On his way back through Pakistan he marched south and fought the Malavas (Malloi in Greek), whose kingdom was in western and central India, before conquering Multan. His army suffered numerous casualties during the campaign. Along the route he established garrisons manned by troops he left in place and founded towns that would be populated by settlers who would come from Greece and other parts of the empire.

He came, he conquered, he left. However, garrisons Alexander established to present a facade of Greek rule would play a role in the region’s political and cultural future. 29 A BRIEF HISTORY OF PAKISTAN Chandragupta and the Mauryan Empire Alexander had created a superb army. The lessons of his methods and strategies were adopted by local rulers, for whom warfare had been an art, science, and instrument of state for centuries. Chandragupta Maurya (r. ) was one such ruler. A Punjabi noted as remarkable, brave, and ruthless, he established a kingdom, the Mauryan empire, in the Ganges River valley.

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