dIGITAL library OF iNDIA Barcode : 99999990842148 Title - famous battles in indian history Author - subrahmanyam, t.g. Language - english Pages - 116 Publication Year - 1969 Barcode EAN.UCC-13 ThE BATTLE OF RAOR OR The Arab Conquest: of Sind The battle of Raor is important in Indian history ;as marking the Arab conquest of Sind and the beginning of the Muhammadan invasion which, -eventually, resulted in the establishment of Muhammadan rule in India. Ma'ny are the views regarding the identification of Raor referred to by the early Muhammadan historians. Haig places Raor in "Lower Sind", 80 miles from Brahmanabad and about 70 miles to the south-east of Haiderabad. Raverty locates Raor within ten miles of Brahmanabad. The identifications referred to above do not agree with facts disclosed by the Muhammadan historians. Professor R. C. Majumdar in his book "The Arab Invasion of Sind" conclusively identifies Raor, with the modern town of Rohri on the western bank of Indus,. important even in the present day as commanding the railway bridge. which connects the island of Bukkar in the midstream and Sukkur on the right bank of the Indus. The battle of Raor took place between Muhammad-ibn-Kasim, representing the Muhammadan Caliphate, and Dahir, ruler of Sind.