Dahir of Aror

ruler of Sindh (663–712)
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Raja Dahir (Sindhi: راجا ڏاھر (Urdu: راجہ داہر) b. 679, d. 712)[1] was a Sindhi Hindu ruler. He was the last Hindu ruler of Sindh and parts of Punjab in what is Pakistan. In the early part of the Muslim conquest in the Indian subcontinent, Muhammad bin Qasim al-Thaqafi took control of Dahir's kingdom for the Umayyad Caliphate. where Dahir died while defending his kingdom. According to the Chachnama, the Umayyad campaign against Dahir was due to a pirate raid off the coast of the Sindhi coast that resulted in gifts to the Umayyad caliph from the king of Serendib, [2][3]

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  • Mirza Kalichbeg Fredunbeg: The Chachnamah, An Ancient History of Sind, Giving the Hindu period down to the Arab Conquest. Translated by from the Persian by, Commissioners Press 1900 [1] Archived 2014-02-19 at the Wayback Machine
  • Thakur Deshraj: Jat Itihas, Delhi, 1934
  • R.C. Majumdar, H.C. Roychandra and Kalikinkar Ditta. : An Advanced History of India, Part II,
  • Tareekh-Sind, By Mavlana Syed Abu Zafar Nadvi
  • Wink, Andre (1990). Al-hind: The Making of the Indo-Islamic World. BRILL. ISBN 978-90-04-09249-5.
  1. Wink, 153
  2. Chak, Farhan Mujahid. "The 'Myth of Partition' and the unmaking of war". The ‘Myth of Partition’ and the unmaking of war.
  3. https://lotusarise.com/inshorts/raja-dahir-dahir-of-aror/