Babur Nama

Paperback | March 1, 2006

byDilip Hiro

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'The facts are as stated here I have set down of good and bad whatever is known.' The Babur Nama, a journal kept by Zahir Uddin Muhammad Babur (1483-1530), the founder of the Mughal Empire, is the earliest example of autobiographical writing in world literature, and one of the finest. Against the turbulent backdrop of medieval history, it paints a precise and vivid picture of life in Central Asia and Afghanistan-where Babur ruled in Samarkand and Kabul-and in the Indian subcontinent, where his dazzling military career culminated in the founding of a dynasty that lasted three centuries. Babur was far more than a skilled, often ruthless, warrior and master strategist. In this abridged and edited version of a 1921 English translation of his memoirs, he also emerges as a sensitive aesthete, naturalist, poet and lover. Writer, journalist and internationally acclaimed Middle eastern and Central asian expert, Dilip Hiro breathes new life into a unique historical document that is at once objective and intensely personal-for, in Babur's words, 'the truth should be reached in every matter'.

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'The facts are as stated here I have set down of good and bad whatever is known.' The Babur Nama, a journal kept by Zahir Uddin Muhammad Babur (1483-1530), the founder of the Mughal Empire, is the earliest example of autobiographical writing in world literature, and one of the finest. Against the turbulent backdrop of medieval history,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:420 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.93 inPublished:March 1, 2006Publisher:Repro Knowledgcast LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014343084X

ISBN - 13:9780143430841

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