Remittances Review

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

Exploring Alberuni's Legacy: A Critical Review of “Kitab Al Hind”

Hafiz Ghulam Rasool Raza , Muhammad Farhan Ur Rehman (Correspondence Author) , Hafiz Muhammad Kashif , Muhammad Ajmal , Muhammad Bilal ,Muhammad Sohail
Al-Biruni, Kitab al-Hind, Indian civilization, Cross-cultural exchange, Medieval period, Religion, Philosophy, Science, Culture, Intercultural dialogue ,


Al-Biruni's "Kitab al-Hind" stands as a seminal work in the study of Indian civilization and the dynamics of cross-cultural exchange. Written during the medieval period, Al-Biruni's comprehensive exploration of Indian religion, philosophy, science, and culture offers valuable insights into the complexities of Indian society and its intellectual traditions. Through meticulous observation, rigorous analysis, and respectful engagement with Indian scholars and texts, Al-Biruni facilitated a profound dialogue between the Islamic and Indian worlds, fostering mutual respect, appreciation, and understanding. This abstract discusses the significance of "Kitab al-Hind" in shaping Western perceptions of India, contributing to the study of Indian history and culture, and inspiring contemporary efforts to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding. By embracing the spirit of cross-cultural exchange embodied in "Kitab al-Hind," scholars can continue to explore the legacy of Al-Biruni's work and its implications for fostering mutual understanding and cooperation in an increasingly globalized world. Through comparative analysis, reception history, textual analysis, and examination of cross-cultural exchange, future research can deepen our understanding of Al-Biruni's legacy and its relevance for contemporary challenges and opportunities in intercultural dialogue and understanding.