ALBERUNI’S INDIA (P.B)

by DR EDWARED C SACHAU

  • Category History
  • Format Paperback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 595
  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 820 pages
  3. Date: 2002

ABOUT THIS BOOK

In 1017 CE, at the behest of Sultan Mahmud of Persia, Alberuni, also known as Al-Biruni, travelled to India to learn about the Hindus, and to discuss with them questions of religion, science and literature, and what formed the very basis of their civilization. He remained in India for thirteen years; his exploration and study of the country gave way to a scholarly work that, in its profound understanding of almost all aspects of Indian life, remained unmatched for eight hundred years.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Dr. Edward C. Sachau was a professor in the Royal University of Berlin, the principal of the Seminary for Oriental Languages, Member of the Royal Academy of Berlin, Corresponding Member of the Imperial Academy of Vienna, Honorary Member of the Asiatic Society of Great Britain and of the American Oriental Society, Cambridge, USA.