Books

Arabs and India

Book: Arab Geographers’ knowledge of southern India
Authori: Dr.Syed Muhammad Husayn Nainar
Publishers: Other Books, Calicut-673002, Kerala, India
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ISBN : 9789380081106
Paperback 183 Pages
Price: 450
 

Centuries ago, the roaring sea was the only answer for the quest of the new. Voyages made landscapes and people. Each expedition constructed a new history of land and new versions of cultures. Some took the yoke of imperialism through these sea routes; some a mission of knowledge and cultural symbiosis.

Arab Geography is a construction of India from the narratives of famous Arab travellers. A fresh perception on the land of many cultures and some iconic navigators whose mission it was to pollinate knowledge and culture.  

Dr Syed Muhammad Hussain Nainar, renowned academician and author, has to his credit a biography in Tamil of Seethakathi Vallal, a Muslim sage and philanthropist of the 18th Century, several English monographs on Arabic, Tamil, Hindi and Urdu linguistics, and the translation of Tuhfat al-Mujahidin, which Otherbooks brought out in 2006.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 August 2011 on page no. 27

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