Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ibn Batuta, Arab Traveller to India

Ibn Batuta's record of his visit to India in 1333 is one of the important sources of unbiased account describing the rulers and life in India during that period. 

A native of Morocco, Ibn Batutah was an Arab traveller who arrived at Multan in 1333 during the rule of second Tughlaq ruler Muhammad bid Tughluq. After serving for eight years as the Qazi (judge) of Delhi for eight years, he was dismissed from the post by the Tughlaq Sultan.
Ibn Batutah visited the Sultanate of Madurai in 1344.

He returned to Morocco in 1353. He gave his account of the travel memoirs to Ibn Juzay, a young writer commissioned by the Sultan of Morocco to compile the accounts. The resultant work was named Rehla.

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