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The Bābur-nāma in English (Memoirs of Bābur)

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Translated from the original Turki Text of Ẓahiru'd-dīn Muḥammad Bābur Pādshāh Ghāzī by Annette Susannah Beveridge, published by Luzac & Company Ltd. Memoirs of Ẓahīr-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Bābur (1483–1530), founder of the Mughal Empire.
It is an autobiographical work, originally written in the Chagatai language, known to Babur as "Turki" (meaning Turkic), the spoken language of the Andijan-Timurids. Bābur's observations and comments in his memoirs reflect an interest in nature, society, politics and economics. His vivid account of events covers not just his life, but the history and geography of the areas he lived in and their flora and fauna, as well as the people with whom he came into contact.
After some background, Bābur describes his fluctuating fortunes as a minor ruler in Central Asia – in which he took and lost Samarkand twice – and his move to Kabul in 1504. There is a break in the manuscript between 1508 and 1519. By the latter date Bābur is established in Kabul and from there launches an invasion into northwestern India. The final section of the Bāburnāma covers the years 1525 to 1529 and the establishment of the Mughal empire in India, which Bābur's descendants would rule for three centuries.

Includes translator's notes appendices and three Indices.

In good used condition bound in brown cloth with gold lettering

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Author(s):
Beveridge, A.S.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
Octavo
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
880
Publisher:
Luzac and Company Ltd.
Title:
The Bābur-nāma in English (Memoirs of Bābur)

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Translated from the original Turki Text of Ẓahiru'd-dīn Muḥammad Bābur Pādshāh Ghāzī by Annette Susannah Beveridge, published by Luzac & Company Ltd. Memoirs of Ẓahīr-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Bābur (1483–1530), founder of the Mughal Empire.
It is an autobiographical work, originally written in the Chagatai language, known to Babur as "Turki" (meaning Turkic), the spoken language of the Andijan-Timurids. Bābur's observations and comments in his memoirs reflect an interest in nature, society, politics and economics. His vivid account of events covers not just his life, but the history and geography of the areas he lived in and their flora and fauna, as well as the people with whom he came into contact.
After some background, Bābur describes his fluctuating fortunes as a minor ruler in Central Asia – in which he took and lost Samarkand twice – and his move to Kabul in 1504. There is a break in the manuscript between 1508 and 1519. By the latter date Bābur is established in Kabul and from there launches an invasion into northwestern India. The final section of the Bāburnāma covers the years 1525 to 1529 and the establishment of the Mughal empire in India, which Bābur's descendants would rule for three centuries.

Includes translator's notes appendices and three Indices.

In good used condition bound in brown cloth with gold lettering

Author(s):
Beveridge, A.S.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
Octavo
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
880
Publisher:
Luzac and Company Ltd.
Title:
The Bābur-nāma in English (Memoirs of Bābur)

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