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The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor

Babur and W.M. Thackston


PUBLISHED: 10th September 2002
ISBN: 9780375761379
ANNOTATION:
Both an official chronicle and the highly personal memoir of the emperor Babur (1483-1530), "The Baburnama presents a vivid and extraordinarily detailed picture of life in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India during the late-fifteenth and early-sixteenth centuries. Babur's honest and intimate chronicle is the first autobiography in Islamic literature, written at a time when there was no historical precedent for a personal narrative—now in a sparkling new translation by Islamic scholar Wheeler Thackston. This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition includes notes, indices, maps, and illustrations.
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PUBLISHED: 10th September 2002
ISBN: 9780375761379
ANNOTATION:
Both an official chronicle and the highly personal memoir of the emperor Babur (1483-1530), "The Baburnama presents a vivid and extraordinarily detailed picture of life in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India during the late-fifteenth and early-sixteenth centuries. Babur's honest and intimate chronicle is the first autobiography in Islamic literature, written at a time when there was no historical precedent for a personal narrative—now in a sparkling new translation by Islamic scholar Wheeler Thackston. This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition includes notes, indices, maps, and illustrations.

Annotation

Both an official chronicle and the highly personal memoir of the emperor Babur (1483-1530), "The Baburnama presents a vivid and extraordinarily detailed picture of life in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India during the late-fifteenth and early-sixteenth centuries. Babur's honest and intimate chronicle is the first autobiography in Islamic literature, written at a time when there was no historical precedent for a personal narrative—now in a sparkling new translation by Islamic scholar Wheeler Thackston. This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition includes notes, indices, maps, and illustrations.

Publisher Description

Both an official chronicle and the highly personal memoir of the emperor Babur (1483-1530), "The Baburnama" presents a vivid and extraordinarily detailed picture of life in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India during the late-fifteenth and early-sixteenth centuries. Babur's honest and intimate chronicle is the first autobiography in Islamic literature, written at a time when there was no historical precedent for a personal narrative—now in a sparkling new translation by Islamic scholar Wheeler Thackston. This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition includes notes, indices, maps, and illustrations.

Author Biography

Wheeler M. Thackston is professor of the Practice in Persian and Other Near Eastern Languages at Harvard University, where he has taught for twenty years. Salman Rushdie is the author of Midnight's Children (winner of the Booker Prize) and Fury, among others. His latest book is Step Across This Line.

Review

"One of the classics of world literature." --The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

Author
Babur, W.M. Thackston
Short Title
BABURNAMA -ML
Publisher
Modern Library
Series
Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
Language
English
ISBN-10
0375761373
ISBN-13
9780375761379
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2002
Publication Date
2002-09-30
Country of Publication
United States
Pages
608