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Babur's 1519 Visit to Gurkhattri, from Vakiat-i Baburi (The Memoirs of Babur)

Mirza Firuz Shah

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Subject:

History

Subclass:

Timured/Mughal

Subject Era:

Akbar 1556–1605

Author:

Kesu Khurd

Volume:

2

Edition:

-

Year:

1590

Publisher and Place:

Luzac & Co., London

Languages:

English

ISBN 10|13:

-

Royal Mughal Ref:

ARC-1000001-2286

Description

Babur�s 1519 Visit to Gurkhattri, from Vaki�at-i Baburi (The Memoirs of Babur)
By Kesu Khurd
India, Mughal dynasty, ca. 1590-93

IT is matter of surprise that a book so replete with interest as Erskine and Leyden’s translation of B§.bur’s Memoirs has never been reprinted since its publication in 1826. For many years it has been so scarce and costly that it is practically unprocurable. An abridged edition was issued by
Caldecott in 1824, and another by Colonel Talbot in 1909, but it is high time that a complete reprint should be made accessible to the public.


The "Memoirs of Babur" or Baburnama are the work of the great-great-great-grandson of Timur (Tamerlane), Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur (1483-1530). As their most recent translator declares, "said to 'rank with the Confessions of St. Augustine and Rousseau, and the memoirs of Gibbon and Newton,' Babur's memoirs are the first--and until relatively recent times, the only--true autobiography in Islamic literature." The Baburnama tells the tale of the prince's struggle first to assert and defend his claim to the throne of Samarkand and the region of the Fergana Valley. After being driven out of Samarkand in 1501 by the Uzbek Shaibanids, he ultimately sought greener pastures, first in Kabul and then in northern India, where his descendants were the Babar Mughul (Mughal) dynasty ruling in Delhi until 1858.

The Baburnama: Babar History, Prince and Emperor (Washington, D. C., etc., The Smithsonian Institution and Oxford University Press, 1996). I have consulted Thackston and occasionally used his readings and renderings of the place names where the Beveridge translation was obscure. I would warn readers that my editing of the text has been done in some haste; further work would be needed to improve the style and standardize usages

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Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.

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This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???

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