Mardan History, Mardan, Pashtun Valley, Mardan Valley, Mardan City

Mardan has an important historical and geographical City. A region communicating Afghanistan and India in the past, it had witnessed a wonderful history. Alexander the Great reached this beautiful valley of Mardan through Kunar Afghanistan and Swat in 326 BC.This was followed by Buddhism till the 7th century AD.Towards the end of 7th century; the Afghans arrived in the region. They introduced Islam in the valley. Following this Sultan Sabuktagin, Mahmood Ghaznavi, Mohammad Ghori, Mughals till the time of Aurangzeb and Nadir Shah ruled the valley. Then came the Sikhs and finally British Raj till 1947.

It looks as it was very easy to rule this valley. But in reality the great people always fought for their independence. They were so brave, cultureful people that they earned the name "MARDAN" for themselves. It means MEN with charisma and courage. Hence the area is called Mardan.

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