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Welcome to our web site: We created this website to provide  information for our visitors about the ancient civilization, of the geographic area of Sindh, (shown in light blue color on the map) Its history, people, language, customs, etc. and to help connect, inform and build a electronic community for people having roots from this region, or simply wanting to know more.

The region of focus is shown by the red dotted line on the map. It is also known as the Indus valley, named after the river Indus and its five tributaries that flow form the Himalayan mountains to the delta near Karachi into the India ocean

The archaeological sites have revealed that the people of the region were an advanced civilization, with skills not found in other regions at the time, From earliest times the formed settled communities and developed multiple skills in agriculture, pottery, construction, etc.

History reveals that since the earliest of times the fertile plains of the Indus valley of Sindh attracted invasions one after another from the likes of Alexander the Great, Changiz Khan, and others, and finally the British colonization of India.

Over generations the population of the region suffered many atrocities from the invaders, but also learnt from their experiences how to navigate and survive in seemingly impossible conditions. During the colonial time of the British rule in India the majority of the population of the area were Moslems, however, they lived peacefully side by side with the Hindu community. The local language “Sindhi” is written in Arabic letters and the education system of earlier times was influenced by the Persian (now Iran) and Afghanistan culture,

The independence of India, in 1947, was brought about by the amazing mobilization of the Indian subcontinent using a non military method of “peaceful resistance” or (Satyagrah). However, when the Independence occurred on August 15, 1947, Hindus and Moslems clashed as they had to flee from India to Pakistan and vice versa over night leaving behind their homes, businesses, school, hospitals, with just a shirt on their back. The Hindu Sindhi people moved to cities in India such a Jaipur, Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, etc. penniless and began to rebuild their life from scratch. Perhaps the experiences of centuries of invasions and the atrocities they brought on the Sindhi people helped in their latest struggle.Today, the Sindhi community is flourishing in India and foreign countries


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