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History of the Punjab

The term came into wider use in the second half of the 16th century, and was used in the book Tarikh-e-Sher Shah Suri (1580), which mentions the construction of a fort by "Sher Khan of Punjab". The first mentioning of the Sanskrit equivalent of . however, occurs in the great epic, the Mahabharata (pancha-nada 'country of five rivers'). The Mughal KingJahangir also mentions the word Panjab in Tuzk-i-Janhageeri.

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