Sindh: Last Hindu Ruler Raja Dahir
Sind was under the rule of Harshavardhana from 600-647 AD. During 8th and 9th century, Sind was under the dynasties known as Sommar and Samma. In 644 AD, Islamic Forces had the first excursion during the reign of Caliph Umar. The Persian Empire extended till Sindh but interior Sindh was not conquered till the Arabs led by Muhammad Bin Qasim conquered it and made it the easternmost province of the Umayyad Caliphate.
The ruler of Sindh that confronted with Muhammad Bin Qasim was Raja Dahir.
- Raja Dahir who reigned till 712 AD was the last Hindu Ruler of Sindh and parts of Modern Punjab (Pakistan).
- The Arab conquest of Sindh is mentioned in the oldest Chronicle of Sindh called “Chach Nama”.