Q. “He is a mathematician, philosopher, astronomer, and historian, came to India along with Mahmud of Ghazni” – description of which of the following?

[A] Al-Beruni

[B] Minhaj us Siraj

[C] Ziauddin Barani

[D] Amir Khusrau

Answer: A
Notes:

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