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Makran is a semi-desert coastal strip in Balochistan, in Pakistan and Iran, along the coast of the Gulf of Oman. The southern part of Balochistan is called Kech Makran on Pakistani side and Makran on the Iranian side, the name of a former Iranian province; the location corresponds to that of the Maka satrapy In Achaemenid times. The Sumerian trading partners of Magan are identified with Makran. In Varahamihira's Brihat Samhita, there is a mention of a tribe called Makara inhabiting the lands west of India. Arrian used the term Ichthyophagi for inhabitants of coastal areas, which has led to a suggestion to derive Makran from the Modern Persian term māhī khorān, meaning "fish eaters", but this derivation is considered "erroneous". Abū Rayḥān Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Al-Bīrūnī, states in his book India that the coast of India begins with Tiz, the capital of Makran. According to historian Andre Wink: Further evidence in the Chachnama makes clear that many areas of Makran as of Sindh had a Buddhist population.

When Chach marched to Armabil, this town is described as having been in the hands of a Buddhist Samani, a descendant of the agents of Rai Sahiras, elevated for their loyalty and devotion, but who made themselves independent. The Buddhist chief offered his alligience to Chach when the latter was on his way to Kirman in 631; the same chiefdom of Armadil is referred to by Huen Tsang 0-Tien -p-o-chi-lo, located at the high road running through Makran, he describes it as predominantly Buddhist, thinly populated though it was, it had no less than 80 Buddhist convents with about 5000 monks. In effect at eighteen km north west of Las Bela at Gandakahar, near the ruins of an ancient town are the caves of Gondrani, as their constructions show these caves were undoubtedly Buddhist. Traveling through the Kij valley further west Huien Tsang saw some 100 Buddhist monasteries and 6000 priests, he saw several hundred Deva temples in this part of Makran, in the town of Su-nu li-chi-shi-fa-lo-which is Qasrqand- he saw a temple of Maheshvara Deva, richly adorned and sculptured.

There is thus wide extension of Indian cultural forms in Makran in the seventh century in the period when it fell under Persian sovereignty. By comparison in more recent times the last place of Hindu pilgrimage in Makran was Hinglaj, 256 km west of present day Karachi in Las Bela. Wink has recorded Hiuen Tsang's notings on the language and script in use in easternmost Makran: Hiuen Tsang considered the script, in use in Makran to be'much the same as India', but the spoken language'differed a little from that of India.' The first Islamic conquest of Makran took place during the Rashidun Caliphate in the year 643 A. D. Caliph Umar’s governor of Bahrain, Usman ibn Abu al-Aas, on a campaign to conquer the southern coastal areas beyond Sassanid, sent his brother Hakam ibn Abu al-Aas to raid and reconnoitre the Makran region. In late 644 AD Caliph Umar dispatched an army under the command of Hakam ibn Amr for the wholesale invasion of Makkuran, he was joined by reinforcements from Kufa under the command of Shahab ibn Makharaq, by Abdullah ibn Utban, the commander of a campaign in Kerman.

They encountered no strong resistance in Makran until the army of the King of Rai, along with contingents from Makran and Sind, stopped them near the Indus River. In mid-644 the Battle of Rasil was fought between the forces of the Rashidun Caliphate and the Rai Kingdom; the Raja’s army had included war elephants, but these had posed little problem for the Muslim invaders, who had dealt with them during the conquest of Persia. In accordance with the orders of Caliph Umar, the captured war elephants were sold in Islamic Persia, with the proceeds distributed among the soldiers as share in booty. In response to Caliph Umar’s questions about the Makran region, the messenger from Makkuran who brought the news of the victory told him: O Commander of the faithful! It's a land. A large army is less for there, he replied, "Messenger". Thereupon Caliph Umar instructed Hakim bin Amr al Taghlabi that for the time being Makkuran should be the easternmost frontier of the Islamic empire, that no further attempt should be made to extend the conquests.

Makran remained part of the Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphate, was ruled by Muslim Turks, Persian. It was conquered by Mongols in the 13th century AD but failed and in the 18th century the Baluch Nawab had agreed for governing the Makran region with mutual interest between both sides, as the British failed to conquer the area by force. Baloch raiders plundered Mahmud of Ghazni's ambassador between Khabis. In revenge, his son Masud defeated them at the latter place, which lies at the foot of the Karman Mountains on the edge of the desert. From the 15th century onward, the area was ruled by the Rind tribe, headed by Mir Chakar Rind by Hooth Dynasty In Makran Which led by Hooths and Khosags, Noesherwani, Ghichkis and in small particular part govern by Gorgeig and Sardarzahi. In the late 18th century, the Khan of Kalat is said to have granted sanctuary at Gwadar to one of the claimants for the throne of Muscat; when that claimant became Sultan, he

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Those two earned. Brosseau retired the New York Mets in order in his second appearance on September 21, 1969. All told, in 3⅔ Major League innings pitched, he gave up three hits, two earned runs, two bases on balls, with two strikeouts. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference

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