The Babur-nama in English by Babur Emperor of Hindustan, , Luzac edition, in English. Bāburnāma is the name given to the memoirs of Ẓahīr-ud-Dīn Muhammad Bābur (–), . The Babur-nama in English (Memoirs of Babur) () Volume 1 by Annette Susannah Beveridge on the Internet Archive · The Babur-nama in. The Babur-nama in English (Memoirs of Babur) [Annette Susannah Beveridge] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is a pre

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Retrieved from ” https: Writing about the time Babur came to India, the historian Bamber Gascoigne comments:. Jonathan Cape; New York: His autobiography is one of those priceless records which are for all time, and is fit to rank with the confessions of St.

In the month of Ramadan of the year and in the twelfth year of my age, I became ruler in the country of Farghana. It is an autobiographical baburnnama, written in the Chagatai languageknown to Babur as ” Turki ” meaning Turkicthe spoken language of the Andijan – Timurids.

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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 faunaas well as the people with whom he came into baburnam. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved 12 June Mughal Empire Books about the Mughal Empire Indian autobiographies Medieval Indian literature 16th-century books 16th-century Indian books Political autobiographies Islamic illuminated manuscripts Mughal art Turkic literature Persian-language books.

The utter frankness of self-revelation, the unconscious portraiture of all his virtues and follies, his obvious truthfulness and fine sense of honour, give the Memoirs bqburnama authority which is equal to their charm.

His progression with all its ups and downs from tiny Ferghana to Hindustan would in itself ensure him a minor place in the league of his great ancestors, Timur and Jenghiz Khan ; but the sensitivity and integrity with which he recorded this personal odyssey, from buccaneer with royal blood in his veins revelling in each adventure to emperor eyeing in fascinated amazement every detail of his prize, gives him an added distinction which very few men of action achieve.


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In it he explains the social structure and the caste system, the geographical outlines and the recent history; he marvels at such details as the Indian method of counting and time-keeping, the inadequacy of the lighting arrangements, the profusion of Indian craftsmen, or the want of good manners, decent trousers and cool streams; but his main emphasis is on the flora and fauna of the country, which he notes with the care of a born naturalist and describes bwburnama the eye of a painter Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green.

Retrieved 5 October Augustine and Rousseauand the memoirs of Gibbon and Newton. Archived from the original on According to historian Stephen Frederic Dale, Babur’s prose is highly Persianized in its sentence structure, morphology, and vocabulary, [1] and also contains many phrases and smaller poems in Persian.

The Babur-nama in English (Memoirs of Babur)

The first Mughal Emperor Babur. Babur’s autobiography bqburnama received widespread acclaim from modern scholars. No reader of this prince of autobiographers can doubt his honesty or his competence as witness and chronicler.

The man’s own character is so fresh and buoyant, so free from convention and cant, so baburnamq in hope, courage, resolve, and at the same time so warm and friendly, so very human, that it conquers one’s admiring sympathy. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Baburnama. Articles containing Persian-language text Articles with Internet Archive links Commons category link is defined as the pagename.


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The shrewd comments and lively impressions which break in upon the narrative give Babur’s reminiscences a unique and penetrating flavour. Quoting Henry BeveridgeStanley Lane-pool writes:.

This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat He was occupied at this time in linking in narrative form the jottings which he had made throughout his life as a rough diary, but he also found time for a magnificent and very detailed forty page account of his new acquisition—Hindustan.

In other parts of the book too he goes into raptures over such images as the changing colors of a flock of geese on the horizon, or of some beautiful leaves on an apple tree. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Beveridge, Annette Susannah, ed. He separates and describes, for example, five types of parrots; he explains how plantain produces banana; and with astonishing scientific observation he announces that the rhinoceros ‘resembles the horse more than any other animal’ according to modern zoologists, the order Perisodactyla has only two surviving sub-orders; one includes the rhinoceros, the other the horse.

In Asia it stands almost alone.

The Babur-nama in English

Emperor of Hindustan [4] and later by the British orientalist scholar Annette Beveridge. The garden of the eight paradises: If ever there were a case when the testimony of a single historical document, unsupported by other evidence, should be accepted as sufficient proof, it is the case with Babur’s memoirs.

There is a break in the manuscript between and