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Irrigation and the Baloch Frontier

David Gilmartin

in Blood and Water: The Indus River Basin in Modern History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520285293
eISBN:
9780520960831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285293.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter focuses on the early years of colonial water development in the Indus basin, and in particular, on the mid-nineteenth-century history of irrigation and canalbuilding among Baloch ... More


Extinction of Afghan Power in Northern India

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 1: 1469-1838

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673081
eISBN:
9780199080601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673081.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter examines how the power of the Afghans in northern India came to an end. A month after the battle of Attock, the Durbar made plans to seize Kashmir from the Afghans. This led to the ... More


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