The India Al-Bairooni Saw

Language : Malayalam

Publisher : Sahitya Academy, Vicharam Books

Year : 1970 , 2011

This book is the translation from Arabic to Malayalam of “Kitabul Hind” the book written by the famous Arab traveler ‘Al-Bairuni. Al-Bairuni in his book documents information about India during his era, covering its geography, social life and religions. He describes in details the beliefs found in Indian religions, the castes existing at that time and the contribution of Indians in various sciences. This book of Al-Bairuni is considered a historical reference to the life in India particularly for the period from 1017 till 1037 during which Bairuni conducted his travels to India.