strange error of missing \item even though there is no list

By | June 13, 2018

I am trying to create a book class document in Malayalam using XeLaTeX and I get this error:
! LaTeX Error: Something’s wrong–perhaps a missing \item.
even when there is no list there. I just would like to know if there are other situations that can cause such an error, so that I can try to locate the problem.

Thanks in advance,
Sasi