The largest of the five rivers of the region that straddles the line between Pakistan and India is the Jhelum River, which is a tributary of the Chenab, itself a tributary of the Indus. While it is now more popularly referred to as the Jhelum River, Westerners who have taken up world history should be more familiar with its old Greek name, which was Hydaspes. The Jhelum River is none other than the site of one of Alexander the Great’s most brilliant battles in what was a generally brilliant career.
The Jhelum River is not a small river: this body of water runs its course for a full length of approximately 813 kilometres in all. Its [Read more…]