By James Wynbrandt
Provides the most important occasions, humans, and traditions that experience formed Pakistan. This name comprises assurance at the The land and its humans; The Indus Valley Civilization; The Vedic Age in Pakistan; The magnate interval; British rule; The fight for independence; Partition; Civilian and army rule; and, Islamization of Pakistan.
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Half he sent back by sea, while the other half returned over land. He had spent 10 months in what is now Pakistan, traversing its length and breadth. History records that Alexander and his generals were much impressed with the culture they found in Pakistan and the prowess of its military, which was superior to the armies Alexander had faced in Asia Minor and Asia up to that point. On the way back to Macedonia, Alexander died. His generals fought over his empire. ) gained the largest part, extending from Asia Minor to Bactria, including present-day Pakistan.
E. the Mauryans had been driven from the region. Local rulers asserted their autonomy and sought security, as they had each time an empire’s retreat left them free and exposed. , under Appolodidus, the Greco-Bactrians began a series of campaigns of conquest in what is now Pakistan. E. Appolodidus’s successor, Menander (r. ca. ), also known as Milinda or Menandros, invaded Punjab, establishing the Bactrian kingdom. At its height the kingdom extended from Kashmir in the north to the Arabian Sea.
His young nephew, Muhammad bin Qasim (695–715), was given command. The Campaigns of Muhammad bin Qasim By age 15 Muhammad bin Qasim was one of his uncle’s most trusted assistants, from whom he received his education in warfare. At age 16 he served under General Qutaibah bin Muslim, where he distinguished himself with his military planning. Six months of preparation preceded Qasim’s Sind campaign. Before commencing the assault, Qasim married his uncle’s daughter. His attack force included 6,000 Syrian horsemen, 6,000 troops on camels, and 3,000 Bactrian camels to carry supplies.
A Brief History of Pakistan by James Wynbrandt