A book on the history of Sindh titled “A Monograph of Sindh Through the Centuries” by Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh; Vice Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) has been published. The book is a part of the Second International “Sindh Through the Centuries” Conference to be organized by SMIU on December 16 to 18, 2013 in Karachi. It covers Sindh from its ancient period to the modern day land. Before this, the author has penned some other books on history of Sindh with reference to Sindh Madressatul Islam, some great personalities of Pakistan and on satellite television and social change in Pakistan with case study of rural Sindh.

In the latest book, Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh has tried to cover major periods of Sindh as Indus Valley Civilization, Vedic era, Buddhist era and then Islamic era. Similarly, he has emphasized to re explore the changes came in the Sindhi society during British rule and after creation of Pakistan. He has also discussed on the Sindh’s culture, social and political life, and development of Sindh’s folklore, Baloch migration, local dynasties, British rule and then Sindh being a part of a new born country – Pakistan.

Although the book is a brief historical account of Sindh, but it covers most important aspects of Sindh, as the author considers Sindh as a cradle of great Indus Valley Civilization.

Rare pictures have also been made a part of the book, which have enhanced its beauty and importance. The book has designed by Ms Shaista M. Ali and Abdullah Thebo. The SMI University Press, Karachi has published it.–Staff Reporter