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The first kn0wn use the world Punjab is in the b0ok ''Tarikh-E-Sher Shah Suri (1580) , which mentions the c0nstructi0n of a fort by ''Sher Khan Of Punjab". The first menti0ning of the Sanskrit equivalent of 'Punjab. However occurs in the great epic , the Mahabharta (Panch-nada, c0untry of fiver rivers). The name is menti0ned again in Ain-E-Akbari (Part-1) , written by Abul Fazal who also menti0ns that the territory of Punjab was divided into two provinces , Lahore and Multan . Similarly in the sec0nd volume of Ain-E-Akbari , the title of a chapter includes the world Punjab in it. The Mughal king Jahangir also menti0ns the word Punjab in Tuzk-I-Janhageeri . Punjab in persian literally means ''five" (Panj) "water" (ab) , The land of five Rivers which go through it. It was because of this that it was made the granary of British India . Today , theree of the rivers run exclusively hn Pakistani Punjab with the tributaries of the other two eventually draining there as well . Indian Punjab has the headwaters of the remaining two rivers which eventually drain over the Pakistan .

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