Indian Vice President M Hamid Ansari on Friday released a book entitled 'Ziauddin Barni's Tarikh-i-Firoz Shahi' which was brought out by Rampur Raza Library, at a function here.
The book has been brought out by Uttar Pradesh´s Rampur Raza Library under the Ministry of Culture.
Addressing on the occasion, Ansari lauded the efforts of Rampur Raza Library for bringing out such a valuable historical publication and hoped that the students and researchers will benefit from it.
He said that throughout the length and breadth of India, there are vast collection of such books and manuscripts.
Ziauddin Barni belonged to the elite society of medieval India and was able to achieve the status of Secretary (Nadeem) to Sultan Mohammad Bin Tuglaq (1325-51 AD).
There are two versions of Tarikh-i-Firoz Shahi.
The first version appeared in the fifth year of Firoz Shah Tuglaq, the second revised edition in the seventh year.
Syed Ahmad Khan edited and published the second version of it in 1866. Rampur Raza Library has published the first version of Tarikh-i-Firoz Shahi in 2013.