Arabic classical accounts of India and China by Ibn Khurradādhbih, Sulaymān al-Tājir, trans. S. Maqbūl Aḥmad PDF
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In India there are many deserts while China is entirely popula ted. The Chinese are more handsome than the Indians and resemble the Arabs more in their dress and [similar) beasts of burde n ; in their costumes and their ceremonies they resem ble the Arabs : they wear gowns [with f ull sleeves) and [tie) girdles. The Indians wear two p i eces of waist-wrappers, and mcn and women both wear ornaments of gold and precious stones. (73) On the other side of the iand of China lies the land of al-Tughuzghuz who are Turks, and the Khaqan of Tibet.
In this case also, the plaintiff has to pay one maund of gold. ( 5 \ ) In Ceylon, when a king dies, he is placed on a wheel cart so low that it almost tOuches the ground ; he is laid on the back on th e lower s id e (mu'akhkharihd) in such a manner that the hair of his head drags the dust from the earth. A woman with a broom i n her hand sweeps the dust over his head and continues to proclaim: 'Oh people, this was your king yesterday; he ruled over you and his orders werepromul gated amongst you.
It is also possible that the information contained in this paragraph was borrowed directly from the original report. 1 This sect may be identified with the followers of S iva called by Gardiz! 'Kill' who went about in the likeness of Shib (Siva) suspending to their phallus a large bell such as prevented them from any intercourse with women (Gardizi, p. 632; cf. Marvazi: The Kiibiiliya (Kiipiilika), p. 42. 2 Although the A�hhar, by stating that there are some others who are naked, gives the impression that this sect is different from that of the followers of S iva, the description found both in Gardiz!
Arabic classical accounts of India and China by Ibn Khurradādhbih, Sulaymān al-Tājir, trans. S. Maqbūl Aḥmad