Q. “He is a mathematician, philosopher, astronomer, and historian, came to India along with Mahmud of Ghazni” – description of which of the following?
Explanation: Al-Beruni, mathematician, philosopher, astronomer, and historian, came to India along with Mahmud of Ghazni.
- He learned Sanskrit, studied religious and philosophical texts before composing his work Kitab Ul Hind.
- He also translated the Greek work of Euclid into Sanskrit. He transmitted Aryabhata’s magnum opus Aryabattiyam (the thesis that earth’s rotation around its axis creates day and night) to the West.
- He was the inter-civilization connect between India and the rest of the world.
Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT