The area which forms the subject matter of this book lies between the river Ravi and Chenab in western Punjab, presently in Pakistan. Consisting of Rachna Doab and districts of Jhang, Sheikhupura, Lyallpur, it was a waterless desert, in hospitable terrain with scanty population. This volume chronicles it rehabilitation through the laying of a network of canals by training the two mighty rivers and allotting these lands to the enterprising people of Punjab mainly Sikhs in the first decade of 20th century. This colonization has become a model of irrigation and land reclamation for the future development of Punjab. It records the farsightedness of British planners, the enterprising spirit of people of Punjab and the marvelous technique of land reclamation. The book contains actual statistics about division of land among settlers and several facilities provided. The account is based on old land revenue records and official figures. The expression is simple, readable and reads like a text book.
Rachna Doab, Sandal Bar, Rakh, Mian Ali, Jhang, Ravi, Chenab, Jat Sikhs, Muslim Jats, Arains, Rajputs, Biloches, Nomads, 
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