publication . Article . 2005

HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES OF SOIL DEGRADATION IN CHOLISTAN

Farooq Ahmad; Zulfiqar Ali; Sameera Farooq;
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  • Published: 01 May 2005 Journal: Revista Sociedade & Natureza (issn: 0103-1570, eissn: 1982-4513, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Editora da Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
Abstract
Cholistan is an extension of the Great Indian Desert, which includes the Thar Desert in Sindhprovince of Pakistan and the Rajasthan Desert in India, covering an area of 26,330 Km2, it lieswithin Southeast quadrant of Punjab province between 27o42' and 29o45' North latitude and69o52' and 73o05' East longitude (Arshad et al., 1995; Ahmad, 1999).The word ‘Cholistan’ has been derived from a Turkish word, ‘Chol’, means a desert, whilesome historians believe that this name has been distorted from Iraqi (Kurdish) word,‘Chilistan’ meaning waterless waste land (Ahmad et al., 1992; Auj, 1995 and Ahmad, 1999),popularly Cholistan is known as ‘Rohi’. In a dialect still spoke...
Subjects
free text keywords: Cholistan, Hakra River, Indus civilization, Environmental sciences, GE1-350, Social sciences (General), H1-99
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