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Babur

Babur
Timurid Prince and Mughal Emperor, 1483–1530

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  • Date Published: May 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107107267

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  • This book is a concise biography of Babur, who founded the Timurid-Mughal Empire of South Asia. Based primarily on his autobiography and existential verse, it chronicles the life and career of a Central Asian, Turco-Mongol Muslim who, driven from his homeland by Uzbeks in 1504, ruled Kabul for two decades before invading 'Hindustan' in 1526. It offers a revealing portrait of Babur's Perso-Islamic culture, Timurid imperial ambition and turbulent emotional life. It is, above all, a humanistic portrait of an individual, who even as he triumphed in South Asia, suffered the regretful anguish of an exile who felt himself to be a stranger in a strange land.

    • Includes miniature colour paintings from the Babur Nama
    • Includes maps to depict the range of Babur's reign across Central Asia, Afghanistan and North India
    • Explains the little known Central Asian, Turkic and Mongol aspects of the South Asian Timurid-Mughal empire
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    • Date Published: May 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107107267
    • length: 258 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Abbreviations
    Introduction
    1. Qazaq: a Timurid vagabond
    2. Padshahlıq, governance, in Kabul
    3. Mulkgirliq: the act of kingdom-seizing
    4. Padshalıq, governance, in Hindustan
    5. Gurbatlıq: an Indian exile
    Conclusion
    Glossary
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Stephen F. Dale, Ohio State University
    Stephen F. Dale is Emeritus Professor of South Asian and Islamic History and Distinguished University Scholar at the Ohio State University. He is the author of Islamic Society on the South Asian Frontier: The Mappilas of Malabar 1498–1922 (1980), Indian Merchants and Eurasian Trade, 1600–1750 (Cambridge, 2002), The Garden of the Eight Paradises: Babur and the Culture of Empire in Central Asia, Afghanistan and India (1483–1530) (2012), The Muslim Empires of the Ottomans, Safavids and Mughals (Cambridge, 2009) and The Orange Trees of Marrakesh: Ibn Khaldun and the Science of Man (2015).

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