Punjab: 2 definitions


Punjab means something in the history of ancient India, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Cunningham’s Ancient Geography of India

Punjab according to Xuanzang (Hwen Thsang).—In the Panjab (Punjab) proper the hilly districts of Taxila, Singhapura, Urasa, Punach, and Rajaori, were subject to the Raja of Kashmir; while the whole of the plains, including Multan and Shorkot, were dependent on the ruler of Taki, or Sangala, near Lahor.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Punjab in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a northern state of the Indian Union; the erstwhile land of the five rivers (viz. [sataluja, vyasa, ravi, canaba, jehalama); ~bi] the language of the Panjab; an inhabitant of the Panjab; pertaining to the Panjab..—punjab (पंजाब) is alternatively transliterated as Paṃjāba.

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