Q. Consider the following pair of authors and their books:
Author Book
1. Amir Khusrau – Khazain Ul Futuh
2. Al-Beruni– Tarikh-Al-Hind
3. Minhaj us Siraj– Tarikh-i-Firoz Shahi
Which of the above given pair is/are correctly matched?

[A] 2 only

[B] 1 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1 and 2 only

Answer: D
Notes:

Al-Beruni: Tarikh-Al-Hind (Indian Philosophy and Religion written in Arabic) 

  • Minhaj us Siraj: Tabaqat-i-Nasiri (1260) (World Islamic History written in Arabic) 
  • Ziauddin Barani: Tarikh-i-Firoz Shahi(1357) History of Delhi Sultanate up to Firuz Tughlaq 
  • Amir Khusrau: Mifta Ul Futuh (Victories of Jalal-ud-din Khalji); Khazain Ul Futuh (Victories of Allauddin Khalji – Texts in Persian) 
  • Tughlaq Nama (History of Tughlaq dynasty in Persian) 
  • Shams-i-Siraj Afif: Tarikh i Firuz Shahi (after Barani’s account of Delhi Sultanate in Persian) 

Source: Tamil Nadu state board.