Both an official chronicle and the highly personal memoir of the emperor Babur ( –), The Baburnama presents a vivid and. The Babur-nama in English. (Memoirs of Babur). Translated from the original Turki Text. OF. ZahiruM-din Muhammad Babur Padshah Ghazi. BY. ANNETTE. An elegantly produced modern translation is that by Wheeler M. Thackston, The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor (Washington, D. C., etc.

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This carefully annotated and nicely illustrated edition makes the autobiography available in English in an attractive modem format.

The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor

Thacskton Samarkand was taken this second time, ‘Ali-sher [Nawa’i] Beg was alive. He does not like much of the food and animals. When I needed to perform baburnnama ablutions, I went into an irrigation-channel frozen along both banks but because of its swift current not ice-bound in the middle, and bathed, dipping under 16 times. Babur relates how he was driven out of Ferghana by the Uzbeks and his squabbling relatives, his conquest and loss of Samarqand, his flight to Afghanistan and conquest of Kabul and Kandahar—after which he assumed the title of Padishah—his forays into Hindustan, his conquest of the Sultanate of Delhi and other Hindustani territories, and his consolidation of these holdings.

They know just as much.

Horns and drums were sounded towards them; the army thrice shouted its war-cry towards them, mounted, yelled it again and rode at the gallop round them.

I would recommend the book for both casual readers as well as students of history who look to deepen their knowledge on various topics of that time period. Refresh and try again.

The Baburnama – Babur (Emperor of Hindustan), Wheeler McIntosh Thackston – Google Books

Or you could become his physician; but if you did, your life would be passed in constant apprehension, for should the Nabob sneeze, he will glare at you as though you ought to have given him a sword and buckler to keep off the cold wind. One of those on the south is Andijan, which has a central position and is the capital of the Fergana country. The fowling and hunting of Akhsi are very good indeed; white deer abound in the waste on the Akhsi side of the Syr-Darya; in the jungle on the Andijan thac,ston, abundant and well-fed bucks and does, pheasant and hare are had.


It is said that more leaders of Islam have arisen in Mawara’u’n-nahr, since the days of his Highness the Prophet, than in any other country. In kingship it is improper to seek solitude. In your letters you talk about being alone. It produces much grain, fruits in abundance, excellent grapes and melons. bagurnama

The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor by Zahirud-din Muhammad Babur

Het is misschien niet het beste uitgangspunt voor de nieuwkomer in de periode, maar het bsburnama niet beperkt blijven tot de academische wereld. Regions which stand today just as stop over small towns are called the big places of those times.

Karshi is a Moghul name. When the mango is good it is really good [ There are plenty of sieges, battles, conquests, forays, plottings, rebellions. From the north slope of Qara-bugh we hurried on past the foot. The Samarkand sultans always made it their reserve, going out to camp in it each year bburnama a month or two.

On account of his urge to expand his territory he turned many a truce into battle and many a friend into a foe.

The Baburnama

In the old fashion, they had hung on the left side, a haversack and an outer bag, and three or four things such as women usually hang on their collars–perfume-holders and various receptacles; in the same way, three or four things were hung on the right side.

The diary of Babur, charting his long, slow, erratic and precarious rise from a minor warlord in central Asia to the ruler of northern India. Boy this took a long time to finish, partly since I didn’t have the motivation to finish this, being an abridged version and all.


The Birth of a Multipolar World Babur’s honest and intimate chronicle is thacskton first autobiography in Islamic literature, written at a time when there was no historical precedent for a personal narrative — now in a sparkling new translation by Islamic scholar Bagurnama Thackston. Their Uzbek commandants fled from some in fear and escaped; from others the inhabitants drove them out and came over to us; in some they made them prisoner, and held the forts for us. A mediocre archer, he was strong in the fist—not a man but fell to his blow.

Also, a great description of the country is given by Babur, from fruits to flowers to animals and birds. In the Baburnama, Babur, a descendant of Genghis Khan and a refined, educated, and well-travelled prince, left behind an unparalled memoir of his life and times–the central document most rhackston quoted by historians and scholars of Mughal India.

Thackston has included a full-page, less than flattering contemporary portrait of an Uzbek prince, which probably reflects the attitude of the Turco-Mongol aristocracy of the time babudnama the uncouth tribesmen invading from the north. I confided my scheme in no one.

Timur Beg made it his capital; no ruler so great ever made it a capital before. Trivia About The Baburnama: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Ali-Sher Nawa’ithe famous poet. A very good read indeed. His last but one title, Inside Central Asia: As Kesh did not offer the same facilities as Samarkand for becoming a major city and a capital, he at last made clear choice of Samarkand.

En op een paar gelegenheden die hij beschrijft gebeurtenissen op een afstand, buiten zijn eigen directe ervaring bijvoorbeeld gevechten tussen de Perzen en de Oezbeken.