The meaning of the term “Hindustan” changed over the
In the 13th century, Minhaj-i-Siraj wrote the
Persian used “Hindustan” in the political sense for lands, that was the part of
the dominions of the Delhi Sultan.
In the 14th century, the poet Amir Khusrau used
the “Hindi” word for the people and culture of the Indus river.
In the 16th century, Babur used the word to
describe the geography.