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A Doab, meaning "two waters" in Persian, is a term used in India and Pakistan for a tract of land between two confluent rivers. Persian may refer to more than one article: the Western name for Iranian (see Iran/Persia naming controversy) Persian, an Iranian language the Persians, an ethnic group a Persian, a breed of cat Persian, a Pokémon character Etymology English Persian < Old English, < Latin *Persianus, < Latin Persia, < ancient Greek Persis...


In Northern India and Pakistan

Uttar Pradesh

The Doab usually refers to a crescent-shaped region in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in north-central India. It consists of the flat alluvial plain between the Ganges and Yamuna rivers. Uttar Pradesh (Hindi: उत्तर प्रदेश, Urdu: اتر پردیش), also popularly known by its abbreviation UP, is the most populous and fifth largest state in the Union of India. ... The Ganges River (Ganga in Indian languages; Ganges is the Latin form) (Devanagari गंगा) is the major river of northern India and Bangladesh. ... The river Yamuna is a major river of northern India, with a total length of around 1370 km. ...

The Doab figures strongly in Vedic history and myth. It is the home of many of the earliest Vedic cities and states; the epic Mahabharata is set in the Doab, revolving around the city of Hastinapura. The Vedic Civilization is the Indo-Aryan culture associated with the Vedas. ... The Mahabharata (Devanagari: महाभारत, phonetically Mahābhārata - see note), sometimes just called Bharata, is one of the two major ancient Sanskrit epics of India, the other being the Ramayana. ... In the epic Mahabharata, Hastinapura is the capital of the Kauravas, the desendents of Kuru, which include the Pandavas In the present world Hastinapura is a small town called Hastinapur, 37km from Meerut and 120km from Delhi. ...

The Punjab region

Each of the tracts between the confluent rivers of the Punjab of India and Pakistan (the Indus basin) has a distinct name, said to have been coined by Raja Todar Mal, a minister of the Mughal emperor Akbar. The names (except for 'Sindh Sagar') are a combination of the first letters of the names of the rivers that make up the Doab. For example, Chaj - 'Ch'(Chenab) + 'J'(Jhelum) and so on. The names are: Punjab, 1903 Punjab Province, 1909 The Punjab (meaning: Land of five Rivers; also Panjab, Gurmukhi: ਪੰਜਾਬ, Shahmukhi: پنجاب) is a region straddling the border between India and Pakistan. ... Raja Todar Mal was the Indian Mughal emperor Akbar’s finance minister, who overhauled the revenue system in the kingdom. ... The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat. ... Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar (Persian: جلال الدین محمد اکبر), (alternative spellings include Jellaladin, Celalettin) also known as Akbar the Great (Akbār-e-Azam) (October 15, 1542 – October 27, 1605) was the son of Humayun whom he succeeded to become ruler of the Mughal Empire from 1556 until 1605. ...

The Indus is a river; the Indus River. ... The Jhelum River is the largest and most western of the five rivers of the Punjab province of Pakistan, and passes through Jhelum City. ... The Chenab River (Punjabi: , , Urdu: , literally Moon(Chen) River(ab)) is formed by the confluence of the Chandra and Bhaga rivers at Tandi located in the upper Himalayas, in the Lahaul district of Himachal Pradesh, India. ... The Ravi River (Punjabi: , Urdu: ) is a river in India and Pakistan. ... Majha is name of the region of Punjab (India) comprising of Amritsar, Batala and Tarantaran. ... The Beas River (Punjabi: ) runs through the Northwestern Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. ... The Jullundur Doab is the tract of land lying between the Sutlej and Beas rivers in Punjab state of India. ... Doaba is name of the region in Punjab (India) between the Satluj and Jhelum rivers. ... The Sutlej is a river that flows through Northern India, with its source in Tibet. ... small alley in Jalandhar, close to the fish-market rikshaws with bananas in Jalandhar, close to the fish-market // Jalandhar is a city in the state of Punjab, India. ... Jalandhar (Punjabi: ) is an ancient city in the state of Punjab, India. ...

In Southern India

The Raichur Doab is the triangular region of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka states which lies between the Krishna River and its tributary the Tungabhadra, named for the town of Raichur. The Raichur Doab is the triangular region of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka states which lies between the Krishna River and its tributary the Tungabhadra, named for the town of Raichur. ... Andhra Pradesh : (ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్; Āndhra Prādesh), is a state in South India. ... It has been suggested that Divisions of Karnataka be merged into this article or section. ... The Krishna River is one of the longest rivers of India (about 1300 km in length). ... The Tungabhadra is a river of southern India. ... Raichur is a district in the Indian state of Karnataka. ...

     Geography of South Asia     
Himalaya | Western Ghats | Eastern Ghats | Aravalli Range | The Nilgiris | Vindhya Range | Satpura Range | Garo Hills | Shivalik Hills | Khasi Hills | Annamalai Hills | Cardamom Hills | Sulaiman Mountains | Karakoram | Hindu Kush | Chittagong Hill Tracts | Deccan Plateau | Thar Desert | Makran | Chota Nagpur | Naga Hills | Mysore Plateau
Indo-Gangetic plain | Indus River Delta | Ganga basin | Ganges Delta | Atolls of Maldives | Coromandel Coast | Konkan | Lakshadweep | Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Sundarbans | Rann of Kutch
Main India | Pakistan | Nepal | Bhutan | Sri Lanka | Bangladesh | The Maldives

  Results from FactBites:
Rechnadoab Basin (718 words)
The gross area of the Doab is 2.97 million hectares,including 2.3 million hectares of cultivable land.
The topography of the Rechna Doab is relatively flat with land surface gradient ranging from about 0.25 m per km.
The Rechna Doab falls in the rice-wheat and sugarcane-wheat agro-ecological zones of the Punjab province.
Punjab - LoveToKnow 1911 (5030 words)
Rechna Doab is the tract between the Ravi and the Chenab, embracing Sialkot and Gujranwala districts, with the trans-Ravi portions of the districts of the Bari Doab.
By this treaty the Jullundur Doab and the hill district of Kangra were ceded to the British, also the possessions of the maharaja on the left bank of the Sutlej.
For the government of the new province, including the Jullundur Doab, previously annexed, and the cis-Sutlej states, a board of administration was appointed consisting of three members.
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