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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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.

No reader of this prince of autobiographers can doubt his honesty or his competence as witness and chronicler.

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 babkrnama 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.

There is a break in the manuscript between and He separates and describes, for envlish, 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.

The first Mughal Emperor Babur. The man’s own character is so fresh and buoyant, so free from convention and cant, so rich in hope, courage, resolve, and at the same time so warm and friendly, so very human, that it conquers one’s admiring sympathy. Quoting Henry BeveridgeStanley Lane-pool writes:.

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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 with the eye of a painter Wikimedia Commons has media related to Baburnama.

The shrewd comments and lively impressions which break in upon the narrative give Babur’s reminiscences a unique and penetrating flavour.

Retrieved 14 December In Asia it stands almost alone. Retrieved from ” https: The garden of the eight paradises: Retrieved 12 June This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat Emperor of Hindustan [4] and later by the British orientalist scholar Annette Beveridge.

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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

His autobiography is one of those priceless records which are for all time, and is fit to rank with the confessions of St. Babur’s autobiography has received widespread acclaim from modern scholars. In the month of Ramadan of the year and in the twelfth year of my age, I became ruler in the country of Farghana.

His progression with babutnama 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 baaburnama very few men of action achieve.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Beveridge, Annette Susannah, ed.

The Babur-nama in English (Memoirs of Babur)

It is an autobiographical work, written in the Chagatai languageknown to Babur as ” Turki ” meaning Turkicthe spoken language of the Andijan – Timurids. Augustine and Rousseauand the memoirs of Gibbon and Newton.

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. Views Read Edit View history. 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 contact.

Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. Archived from the original on Retrieved 5 October Jonathan Cape; New York: 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 an authority which is equal to their charm. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Articles containing Persian-language text Articles with Internet Archive links Commons category link is defined as the pagename.

Writing about the time Babur came to India, the historian Bamber Gascoigne comments:.