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The Baburnama : memoirs of Babur, prince and emperor

Author: Babur, Emperor of Hindustan; W M Thackston
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Freer Gallery of Art : Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Both an official chronicle and a highly personal memoir, the Baburnama presents a vivid and extraordinarily detailed picture of life in Central Asia and India during the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. It is also the text most often quoted by historians and scholars of Mughal India. The prose of Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur, the first Mughal emperor, is described by its new translator Wheeler Thackston as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
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Babur, Emperor of Hindustan, 1483-1530.
Baburnama.
Washington, D.C. : Freer Gallery of Art : Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, ©1996
(OCoLC)604335932
Named Person: Babur, Emperor of Hindustan; Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Babur, Emperor of Hindustan; W M Thackston
ISBN: 0195096711 9780195096712
OCLC Number: 31239356
Notes: Published in association with Oxford University Press, New York.
Maps on lining papers.
Description: 472 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Foreword / Milo Cleveland Beach --
The Genghisid and Timurid Background of Iran and Central Asia --
pt. 1. Fergana and Transoxiana. Events of the Years 899-908 [1494-1503]. Folios 1-120 --
pt. 2. Kabul. Events of the Years 910-926 [1504-1520]. Folios 120-251 --
pt. 3. Hindustan. Events of the Years 932-936 [1525-1530]. Folios 251-382.
Other Titles: Bāburnāmah.
Responsibility: translated, edited, and annotated by Wheeler M. Thackston.
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This is an English translation of the memoirs of Zahiruddin Mohammad Babur Mirza (Babur), great-great-great-grandson of Tamerlane and the first great moghul of India.  Read more...

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