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Foreign contacts: Ibn Battuta’s accounts: Part I

Foreign contact: Ibn Battuta’s accounts: Part I Ibn Battuta (1304–1369) was a Moroccan explorer and occupies premier position among the writer of travelogues. He is known for his extensive travels, accounts of which were published in Rehla (Journey) in Arabic, a part of which is devoted to his experiences of the Indian life. He came […]

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Albiruni’s India: Part I

Albiruni’s India: Part I Alberuni (c. 972-1048) was a Persian scholar from the Khwarezm region and spent a large part of his life in Ghazni in modern-day Afghanistan, capital of the Ghaznavid dynasty. He was the first prominent Muslim Indologist was one of the greatest intellectuals of the eleventh century. selfstudyhistory.com Alberuni accompanied the invading […]

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Kalhan’s Rajtarangini: Part I

Kalhan’s Rajtarangini: Part I Rajatarangini (“The River of Kings”) is a historical chronicle of the early Kashmir. It covers the entire span of history in the Kashmir region from the earliest times to the the date of its composition in 12th century. selfstudyhistory.com It was written in Sanskrit by Kashmiri historian Kalhana in the 12th […]

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