Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Greek Mythology in Balochistan

A typically entertaining and informative piece by the inimitable Salman Rashid.

Folk history - mostly wrong - is rife all over South Asia, with various tombs of Hazrat Ali and the Prophet's hair and horseshoe littering the landscape. Of course, we have Adam's own crash site in Sri Lanka, and sacred abodes of deities scattered about in the unlikeliest places. Why not graves of Mohammad bin Qasim's soldiers - even if they look like 18th century Sindhi graves. Perhaps Mohammad bin Qasim originated the design a thousand years earlier ....

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