In this episode, we see that Cach has ventured outside his area of control, and will be faced by the first of many consequences, for killing the old king.

Hajjaj got more than he bargained in for in the sleepy town of Talaba, where he will learn a terrible secret.

Details of what soldiers’ arms and armour as well as soldiers themselves in action would have looked like in the 5th century BCE.

Further Reading

On the Weapons, Army Organisation, and Political Maxims of the Ancient Hindus: With Special Reference To Gunpowder And Firearms by Gustav Oppert

In this episode, we will look to explore the culture of the Sindhi people, from a cursory viewpoint, this means the way that they perceive the world around them, and how it has affected them throughout time.

Supplementary Notes

Clothing of Sindh

sindhi traditional men clothing

sindhi traditional women clothing

Sindhi Food

Sai bhaji

Sai bhaji (Sindhi: سائي ڀاڄي‎) is a Sindhi vegetarian curry, consisting of dal (lentils), palak (spinach) and other vegetables. It forms a staple part of the local cuisine and is considered a rich source of nutrition due to its mix of various greens.

MITHI LOLI ( Sindhi Sweet Roti )

This is a Traditional Sindhi sweet roti made for the Satai festival also known as Thadri. Which is made by using flour, suger and oil/ghee.

Sindhi Thandai drink

Thandai is an cold drink prepared with a mixture of almonds, fennel seeds, watermelon kernels, rose petals, pepper, vetiver seeds, cardamom, saffron, milk and sugar.

Folk Song/Dance

Traditional Sindhi wedding song

Ho Jamalo Pakistani Dance in Atlanta by Sanam Studios Dancers

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In this episode, we will now turn our attention toward the Hijaz area after the death of the prophet. we will look at a character, who is mired in controversy and is looked upon with scorn by history. This person is Hajjaj Bin Yusuf, who will be the focus of this episode in terms of the story of India, and his rise to prominence in the world of the late 600 CE.

Early coinage from Abd Al-Malik- Umayyad

Further Reading

The History of al-Tabari Vol. 18: Between Civil Wars: The Caliphate of Mu’awiyah A.D. 661-680/A.H. 40-60

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