Multan has its own charm, culture and crafts. It is fast becoming an industrial town. it was called as Mulosan Pulu by Hiuen Tsang and Alberuni called it Multana which ultimately came to b called Multan.
Alexander is said to have passed through Multan in about 325-326 B.C. It is probable that was the city of Malli which Alexander storms and where he was wounded.
About 327 BC, the Macedonians were ousted by Chandragupta and the Maurya dynasty remained in power till the beginning of the second century AD. from 30 BC to 470 AD. The Kushan dynasty ruled over the area, and from 470 to 550 AD, the white Huns are believed to have held sway. Multan figures as the capital of an important province of the kingdom of sindh in the writings of the early Arab geographers. When the Arabs first came to sindh, the country was ruled by Raja Chach, a Brahmin. Multan was conquered by Arabs under Muhammad Bin Qasim in 712 AD, after defeating Raja Dahir, a descendant of chach.
Thereafter, the town remained for three centuries the outpost of islam in south Asia, under the caliph of Baghadad. It remained nominally subject to the lodhies, Ghaznavids and Mohammad Ghauri up to the end of 12th century. From the beginning of the 13th century for the next three centuries, the history of Multan is practically the history of the incursions from Westerns and central Asia.
In 1397, came the invasion of Taimur, whose troops occupied Uch and Multan , sacked Tulamba, raided the kohkhars of Ravi and passed across bias to Pakpattan and Delhi. In 1528, came the peaceful transfer of the province of Multan to the emissaries of the Mugal Emperor Baber. Under the Mughal Empire, Multan enjoyed a long period of peace between 1528-1748 and was known as Dar-Ul-Aman(city of peace). In 1752, Multan became a province owing allegiance to Afghan kings. It was then ruled by pathan Governors and Daud Putra chiefs of Bahawalpur for some time. After 1771, Multan witness continued warfare between Sikhs and the Nawabs of Multan. Between 1818 and 1845, it remained under the Sikhs rile finally came under the British rule in 1849.
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