Book Quote – Kushwant Singh

“When the Aryans came to India there were seven rivers in the Punjab, so they named it Sapta Sindhva, the land of the seven seas. The Persians took the name from the Aryans and called it the Hapta Hindva. Some time later, after the seventh river, the Sarasvati, had dried up, people began to exclude the Indus from the count (since it marked only the western boundary of the province) and named it as Pentopotamia or the Panj-ab, the land of the five waters.”

From History of the Sikhs by Kushwant Singh (1963)

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