„After this with kingly energy and determination, he girded up his loins for a war of religion, and invaded Hindustan, and carried away many prisoners of war and other plunder; and in every country, which he conquered, he founded mosques, and he endeavoured to ruin and desolate the territories of Raja Jaipal who, at that time, was the ruler of Hindustan.“
— Sabuktigin Founder of the Ghaznavid Empire 942 - 997
The Tabaqat-i-Akbari translated by B. De, Calcutta, 1973, Vol. I, p. 3.