The Chaukundi Tombs are located in Sind, about 27 km (17 miles) from Karachi. The site, which spreads for two kilometers along a ridge on the river Malir, consists of more than a hundred tombs built by the Baluchi and Burpat tribes between the 15th and 19th centuries. The Baluchi are of Syrian origin, while the Burpat (or Burfat) trace their roots to both the Baluchi sand the Rajput. Most of the tombs are solid, elongated rectangles or simple pyramids in yellow stone. Some of the graves sport chattris, or roofs held up by pillars. Many of them are highly ornate, with carved symbols including rosettes, zigzags, flowers, crosses, swastikas, and diamonds. The Muslim tombs among them tend to be unadorned.
Sources: Brohi, Ali Ahmad. 1986. History on Tombstones: Sind and Baluchistan. Jamshoro: Sindhi Adabi Board.pp. 7-13
Shaw, Isobel. 1989. Pakistan Handbook. Hong Kong: Guidebook Company. p. 66.