Doaba region of Punjab
is bounded by the rivers, Sutlej in the south and Beas
in the north. The word ‘Doaba’ is derived from the Persian word ‘Do Aaba’ and means the land between two rivers.
The area is divided into four districts, namely, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, and Nawan Shehar. The region’s major cities are Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur. Doaba is a cultural buffer zone with the influences of Majha and Malwa. The inhabitants of the region engage in the cultivation of wheat, sunflower and other cash crops. The dialect of this region is called Doabi.