Sindh under the Kalhoras
This book introduces several historical sources relevant to Sindh, with a particular emphasis on the eighteenth century. It examines the general set of values of the Sindhi society during the Kalhora period (1701–1783) which determined the historiographic outlook of that era. It also analyses the different historiographic premises to which the Kalhoras subscribed and the individual idiosyncrasies of the contemporary authors. The work has been written with the aim to assist future analysts of the history of Sindh with fresh markers and incentives for reanalysis and interpretation of primary resources of that era. The research is open-ended and opens vistas for future historians to continue their investigation further through the British period and bring it up to the present era to explore the nexus and various stages of evolution in the field of writing the contemporary history of Sindh
“An important, well-written and organized survey of Persian historical sources for the 18th century Sindh. Students and researchers alike will benefit greatly.”
- Manan Ahmed, Columbia University
Humera Naz is Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Karachi, Pakistan. She completed her PhD in history from the same university in 2014 and has been teaching there since the last fifteen years. Her works have been published in both local and international peer-reviewed journals.