DOAB, THE


DOAB, THE
   a richly fertile, densely peopled territory in the Punjab, between the Jumna and Ganges, and extending 500 m. N., that is, as far as the Himalayas; it is the granary of Upper India.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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