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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From what stress to what repose! Well that’s that I suppose. 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.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Another district is Karshi, known also as Nashaf and Nakhshab. After three or four days of rest in Dizak, we set out for Ura-Tyube.

The Baburnama

Andijan has good hunting and fowling; its pheasants thaackston so surprisingly fat that rumour has it four people could tthackston finish one they were eating with its stew. Babur was a descendant of Timur through his father, and Genghis Thacksston through his mother. Those who already know the Baburnama will most likely have read it in the translation by Annette Beveridge, published in Babjrnama in and occasionally reprinted since.

He put together four diwans collections of odes, bearing the names, Curiosities of Childhood, Marvels of Youth, Wonders of Manhood and Advantages of Age. Published September 10th by Modern Library first published September 10th He talked and described the flora, fauna, geography and culture of the land. Everywhere there are stone pillars, some fluted, some twisted, some many-sided. His last but one title, Inside Central Asia: It was through thckston instruction and support that Master Qul-i-muhammad the lutanist, Shaikhl the flautist, and Husain the lutanist, famous performers all, rose to eminence and renown.


In the same garden he also built a four-doored hall, know as the Chini-khana Porcelain House because its surfaces are all of porcelain; he sent to China for the porcelain used in it. On account of his urge to expand his territory he turned many a truce into battle and many a friend into a foe. A plant called Ayiq oti and having the qualities of the mandrake is known in Yeti-kent Kesh both left Uzbek hands.

It was so cold that during the two or three days we were in those parts, yhackston men died of it. Between this mosque and the town, a great main canal flows from the direction of the hill.

Lists with This Book. Needless to say, such efforts at religious tolerance and rationalism outraged fundamentalists within his own Muslim and other faiths, and ultimately his efforts, like those of Akhnaton in Egypt to found a more rationalist monotheism, were defeated by the reactionary clerics who after his death termed his policies heresy and returned to the traditions of orthodoxy and intolerance.

The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor

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. Kasan has excellent air and beautiful little gardens.

Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. In the melon season, it is not customary to sell them out at the fields. Return to Book Page.

Its largest district, and one that is its equal, is Bukhara, miles to the west. The baburnaam musician, Khwaja Yusuf, was an Andijani. In any event, Babur bwburnama well-versed in Chaghatai poetry, and would often recite poetry in his wine gatherings. To the south of the college is his mosque, known as the Masjid-i-maqata’ Carved Mosque because its ceiling and its walls are all covered with carved ornamentation and “Chinese” pictures formed of segments of wood.


There are no good horses, meat, grapes, melons or baurnama fruit. He took about 20, of their sheep and between and of their horses and shared all out to the men. When one is master one may rest from everything — except being king Its fruits are many and good, its melons excellent, none in Mawara’u’n-nahr matching them for quality and quantity.

There and nowhere else grows the tabalghu [a variety of willow], a tree with red bark. His preferred weapon was the sword. The best bahurnama in the garden is there. Zijn wisselende fortuin zag hem mee te nemen en verliest twee keer Samarkand; Uiteindelijk werd hij gedwongen in een soort “guerilla” bestaan in de bergen.

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Abu’l-qasim Kohbur himself had not come with us but had sent 30 or 40 of his retainers under his younger brother, Ahmad-i-qasim. The Aitmak Range lies between Samarkand and Kesh; from these mountains are taken all the stones for building.

But Babur does devote considerable informed attention to the animals, birds and flowers of Hindustan. Kesh is called also Shahr-i-sabz Green-town because its barren waste and roofs and walls become beautifully green in spring.