Journal of Emperor Babur

Journal of Emperor Babur

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The "Babur Nama", a journal kept by Zahir Uddin Muhammad Babur (1483-1530), the founder of the Mughal Empire, is the earliest example of autobiographical writing in world literature, and one of the finest. Against the turbulent backdrop of medieval history, it paints a precise and vivid picture of life in Central Asia and Afghanistan - where Babur ruled in Samarkand and Kabul - and in the Indian subcontinent, where his dazzling military career culminated in the founding of a dynasty that lasted three centuries.
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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 34mm | 421.85g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New
  • 0144001497
  • 9780144001491

About Zahir al-Din Babur

Born in the Indian subcontinent, Dilip Hiro was educated in India, Britain and America, where he received a master's degree at Virginia Polytechnic & State University. He then settled in London in the mid-1960s, and became a full-time writer, journalist and commentator. He has published twenty-seven books.
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