Samma dynasty

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Samma dynasty
سما راڄ
Common languagesSindhiKutchiGujarati in HalarArabic (liturgical language)
• Samma dynasty begins
• Samma dynasty ends
1500500,000 km2 (190,000 sq mi)
• 1500
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Soomra dynasty
Arghun dynasty
Today part ofPakistan

The Samma dynasty (Sindhi: سمن جو راڄ,Hindi: राजवंशम्) was a Rajput power on the Indian Subcontinent, that ruled in Sindh, Kutch, Saurashtra (region) and parts of Punjab and Balochistan from c. 1351 to c. 1524 AD, with their capital at Thatta in modern Pakistan; before being replaced by the Arghun dynasty.

The Samma dynasty has left its mark in Sindh with magnificent structures including the necropolis of and royalties in Thatta.[3][4]

They are said to have descended from the royal line of Jadam Ahirs [5] Either, they are part of Lohana conferedency.

References[change | change source]

  1. P. M. Holt; Ann K. S. Lambton; Bernard Lewis (21 April 1977). The Cambridge History of Islam: Volume 2A, The Indian Sub-Continent, South-East Asia, Africa and the Muslim West. Cambridge University Press. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-521-29137-8.
  2. U. M. Chokshi; M. R. Trivedi (1989). Gujarat State Gazetteer. Director, Government Print., Stationery and Publications, Gujarat State. p. 274. It was the conquest of Kutch by the Sindhi tribe of Sama Rajputs that marked the emergence of Kutch as a separate kingdom in the 14th century.
  3. The Hindu - The world's largest necropolis
  4. Pakistan, Census Organization; Latif, Abdul (1976). Population Census of Pakistan, 1972: Larkana. Manager of Publications.
  5. ʻAlī, Anṡārī ʻAlī Sher (1901). A Short Sketch, Historical and Traditional, of the Musalman Races Found in Sind, Baluchistan and Afghanistan, Their Genealogical Sub-divisions and Septs, Together with an Ethnological and Ethnographical Account. Printed at the Commissioner's Press.