He recorded in this book what he saw and experienced. The book is a mine of information of Burma and its inhabitants – their religion, their customs, their family life, the crops they grew, the king and his court, and politics, etc.
Kirkpatrick discusses the temple towns and village life, customs, and mannerisms of the Nepalese people. The book also covers the language, tribal communities, numismatics, and religion of the country.
The narrative is woven together, making use of official records and personal recollections, as it tells the captivating story of the Air Defence Artillery in the biggest military conflict fought between India and Paki-stan to date.
It can be visualized from Alberuni's account that he was conscious of not allowing a place to any kind of religious enthusiasm bordering on fanaticism and the racial superiority complex in his survey. Due to this character the account of Alberuni has proved to be the best among the records made by any foreigner.