Kusak of the Janjuas
17 January 2014
Related: The Salt Range and the Potohar Plateau
posted by Salman Rashid @ 12:00 AM,
- At January 17, 2014 at 3:31 PM, said...
It looks as it all the history was made in Punjab. And where is this ruin actually located. Wish you could add some directions.
- At January 17, 2014 at 3:56 PM, Salman Rashid said...
For the full story, you'll have to get my book The Salt Range and the Potohar Plateau.
- At January 19, 2014 at 6:17 AM, The Salty Shrimper said...
Compelling photo. I have much to learn about your part of the world!
- At January 20, 2014 at 12:55 PM, said...
This seems like a very very old fort .Very elegant and most definitely made with the idea of war in mind. From what I know about architecture and knowledge of ancient monuments, it seems like the fortification must have been much more spread out at one point, as in covering whole village areas.
Thanks for the wonderful article btw.
- At February 6, 2014 at 4:51 PM, Rehan Afzal said...
- At April 23, 2014 at 2:17 PM, Amardeep Singh said...
Juyst today, Harbans Khakh in Singapore was mentioning about this region and its history as his ancestors are from here. I have forwarded the link to him and surely he will comment.
- At May 5, 2014 at 12:09 PM, said...
The Janjuas are descendants of Maharaja Janmejaya ,Great grandson of Arjun of the Pandavas of Mahabharata fame. A branch of them are Khakhs, some of whom are settled in India. I remember growing up in our village in India which is named after us as KHAKH. My grandfather who was the village head or Jathedar used to tell us stories of our family and how we were Royalty or, as he used to say, KHAKH PATSHAH.
It was while on a visit to Lahore Fort that I actually managed to find some information about our ancestors, in a book that I bought from the bookshop in the Fort. Your blog has provided more links and information and I would like one day to be able to visit the places connected with our ancestors.Thank you for the information. Please keep writing.Thank you!
- At May 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM, Salman Rashid said...
Glad to be of help, Harbans. Thank you for visiting this site.
- At March 28, 2015 at 3:48 PM, said...
i belong to Nizam Pur Distt. Gujranwala. our ancestors were migrated from Mukhiala-Salt range about 250 years back and set up their owned territory presently named at my grand-grand father Raja Nizam Din Janjua, i also feel a thirst to study my lost land and people, it feels proud that our fore-fathers were chiefs, had their own forts and armies,
- At March 30, 2015 at 9:43 AM, Salman Rashid said...
Raja Bilal, the Janjuas were a powerful Salt Range tribe. Glad to know that you are a proud descendant of Raja Nizam Din.
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