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Mention any two characteristics of the cities in the Indian subcontinent as described by Ibn Batuta.
Name the book written by Ibn Batuta. What was his observation about female slaves in the subcontinent?
Mention any two shortcomings of Ibn Batuta’s account.
Examine the causes that made Al-Biruni visit India.
Why did Bernier describe the Mughal towns as the ‘Camp Towns’?
What does Al-Biruni write about the administration of justice in India?
Write a short note on Kitab-ul-Hind.
‘India had a unique system of communication during the fourteenth century’. Examine the statement of Ibn Batuta.
Explain Al-Biruni’s description of the caste system.
Explain the observations of Ibn Batuta about the cities of India with special reference to Delhi.
Compare and contrast the perspectives from which Ibn Batuta and Al Biruni wrote their travel accounts in India.
What were the inherent problems faced by Al-Biruni in the task of understanding Indian social and Brahmanical practices?
Bernier’s description of imperial land ownership influenced Western theorists like French philosopher Montesquieu and German Karl Marx. Justify.
The conception of social pollution intrinsic to the caste system was contrary to the law of nature. Examine the statement.