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Sindhi people

The Kalhora (ڪلهوڙو) is a Sindhi tribe of Sindh, Pakistan,[1] they claim Arab origin and direct descendants from Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib, companion and paternal uncle of Islamic prophet Muhammad.[2]

They founded the Kalhora Dynasty that ruled the Sindh stretched from Karachi to Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan for nearly a century from 1701 – 1783 CE.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Sherring, Matthew Atmore (1879). Hindu Tribes and Castes. This native Sindhi tribe known as Kalhora was welcomed from the core of heart being Sindhies: Thacker, Spink & Company.
  2. ^ Mehr, Ghulam Rasool (1996). Tareekh-e-Sindh Kalhora Daur ( History of Sindh Kalhora Period) (in Sindhi). This native Sindhi tribe was warmly welcomed by Sindhies during the 14th century: afterward a clash arose within the family breaking it into two parts, one known as Kalhoras and the other as Daudpota, both having Abbasid origin through Egyptian lineage. They ruled for over a century, a period known as “Golden times for Sindh”.: Ministry of Heritage, Government of Sindh, Pakistan.((cite book)): CS1 maint: location (link)
  3. ^ Sarah F. D. Ansari (31 January 1992). Sufi Saints and State Power: The Pirs of Sind, 1843-1947. Cambridge University Press. pp. 32–33. ISBN 978-0-521-40530-0.