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  1. Elliot's History of India, Chachnama, হইতে সংগৃহীত।
     “Buddhisn, which prevailed all through Sind and the mountainous districts to the west, had given place to Brahmanism about the niddle of the 7th century, when the lBrahman Chach usurped the throne of Sind.

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     It was not until two unsuccessful attempts had been made to reach Debal that Hajaj, the governor of Trak and Makran, appointed his relative, the boy-general Mahommed Kasim to the command of a fresh force with the conquest of Sind in immediate view, but with the ulterior object of reaching China from the Indus.

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     With a force of 6000 picked cavalry, 6000 camelmen and 3000 baggage animals, Mahomed Kasim traversed Makran, sending the same time five Cataputts by sea for the purpose of reducing Debal. He passed through Mukran from West to East, destroying the Buddhist city of Armail (Las Bela) Momte and finally captured Debal on the 1st May 712. From that point his onward progress was triumphant * * * He extended his conquest northward to the borders of Kashmir, and Established an Arab dynasty in Sind which lasted for three centuries, * * These three centuries of Arab occupation of the lndns valley mark the Zenith of Arab ascendancy in Asia.”—Col Sir T. H. Holdich in the Euc. Brittanica.