Q. Consider the following pairs:
Text —- Author
1. Tarikh-i-Mubarak Shahi— Yahiya bin Ahmad Sirhindi
2. Nu Siphr—– Al beruni
3. Futuh-us-Salatin——-Salim Chisti
Which of the above given pair is/are correctly matched?

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A

Explanation: The early Sayyid Sultans ruled paying tribute to Timur’s son. Their rule is marked for the composing of Tarikh-i- Mubarak Shahi by Yahiya bin Ahmad Sirhindi. By the end of their rule the empire was largely confined to the city of Delhi.

  • Amir Khusrau emerged as a major figure of Persian prose and poetry. Amir Khusrau felt elated to call himself an Indian in his Nu Siphr (‘Nine Skies’).
  • In this work, he praises India’s climate, its languages – notably Sanskrit – its arts, its music, its people, even its animals. The Islamic Sufi saints made a deep literary impact.
  • The Fawai’d-ul-Fawad, a work containing the conversations of Sufi Saint Nizam-ud-din Auliya was compiled by Amir Hassan.
  • Abdul Malik Isami, in his poetic composition of Futuh-us-Salatin, records the history of Muslim rule from Ghaznavid period to Muhammad bin Tughlaq’s reign.

Source: Tamil Nadu state board.