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Al-Beruni’s India
He wrote his monumental Kitab fi tahqiq ma lil-Hind in order to acquaint his
Ghaznavid ruler with Hinduism. Though he stayed in Ghazni and never
visited centres of Brahmanic scholarship like Kanauj, Varanasi and Kashmir,