The Punjab has been known as the cradle of ancient civilization that flourished in
the "Indus valley". The most important cities of this civilization were
Mahenjo-daro located in Sind and Harapa in Punjab, now both sites
are in Pakistan.
These two cities were quite large and the buildings were impressive, they
might be the capital cities of two provinces.
End of the nineteenth century, lot of excavation revealed the super
planning and grandeur of these cities.
From the relics recovered it can be concluded that the cultures flourished
in these centers also influenced large parts of the region, Iran,
India and Pakistan.
Punjab in Persian means the land of Punj(five) aab (rivers) as mentioned
in the writings of Ibn-Batuta (1304-1378 AD). Present Indian
Punjab no longer has five rivers. Only two them (Sutlej, and Beas)
fall within its territory now. But across and beyond the rivers,
Punjab has extended its cultural frontiers to almost every corner
of the world. In earlier years Punjabis used to travel to various
British colonies in technical professions i.e. carpenters,
blacksmith or masons for better prospectus, now Punjabis have
settled down in U.K., U.S.A., Canada, Australia and many other
countries. They are the adventures bunch. A Punjabi does not go
out in the world in search of mere livelihood but for a sense of
identity in the changing world of today.
These hard working people have made many strides in their new adopted
Generally when we talk about culture, there is a stereotype that
"Punjabi culture is only the agriculture", well-
agriculture is the mother of all cultures, therefore Punjabi's
should be proud of this culture.
At www.punjabimart.com we
are trying to provide service on videos, audio, artwork, books and
many more items in the future.
Apart from selling above items, We will continue writing on the Punjabi
Culture in coming months and years and invite articles on Punjabi
Culture especially from our younger generation. The articles
should be of maximum 400 words, and can be on any topic pertaining
to Punjabi Culture.
We will definitely like to hear from you, and will gladly share your
writings on Punjabi culture on this web site.