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The Baburnama : memoirs of Babur, prince and emperor

Author: Babur, Emperor of Hindustan; W M Thackston
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2002.
Series: Modern Library classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Modern Library pbk. edView 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: Biography
Biographies
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: 0375761373 9780375761379
OCLC Number: 50646241
Notes: Originally published: Washington, D.C. : Freer Gallery of Art : Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 1996.
Description: xlvii, 554 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Salman Rushdie --
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.
Series Title: Modern Library classics.
Other Titles: Bāburnāmah.
Responsibility: translated, edited, and annotated by Wheeler M. Thackston ; introduction by Salman Rushdie.
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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 frank, intimate, truthful, and unbiased.

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