THE SOCIO-RELIGIO TRADITIONS OF EX-BAHAWALPUR STATE 1727-1947: A CAREFUL STUDY ABOUT THE DISCOURSE OF THE HISTORY
Keywords:Religious Believes, Behaviors & Customs Faith or Traditions of State & Social Pattern, & Culture of the Bahawalpur State
The Ex-Bahawalpur State was one of the Muslim State among more than six hundred States of the Sub-continent. Its rulers had the status, was sanctioned as His Highness and seventeen guns’ fire accordingly. It was also the first and largest Muslim State which made an alliance with newly created Muslim country Pakistan after the partition of India. It covered the area of approximately 20,000 square miles in the extreme South-west of the Punjab. It was bounded in north Sutlej, Chenab Indus Rivers. In the South-West Sukkur district of Sind & in the north-east the Firozpur district of the East Punjab, while in South and South-east lays the boundaries of the Rajputana States of Jaisalmeer and Bikaner. The greatest length of the area was now and then from north-east to South-West having 320 miles, while the average width is over fifty miles. In total area of twenty thousand square miles only six thousand seven hundred square miles comprised the agricultural zone while the rest was consisted of desert which was known, now and then, Rohi or Cholistan. The part of the State was an integral part of Rajhistan desert of India, where the cultivation was seldom possible and nomadic population of grazers was to be found.