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A History of India under the Two First Sovereigns of the House of Taimur, Báber and Humáyun

A History of India under the Two First Sovereigns of the House of Taimur, Báber and Humáyun
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  • Date Published: May 2012
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108046213

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  • This two-volume work by the Scots orientalist and historian William Erskine (1773–1852) was published posthumously by his son in 1854. It describes the history of India under the Mughal rulers Babur and his son Humayun, descendants of Taimur (Tamburlane), and is acknowledged as one of the earliest scholarly accounts of Mughal rulers in India. Erskine had also translated the Memoirs of Emperor Babar (1826) and completed John Malcolm's biography of Lord Clive (1836). Volume 1 tells the story of Babur's accession to his ancestral possessions in Central Asia, describes the rivalry and warfare which ended with him being expelled from his homeland, and ends with his death in 1531 as imperial ruler of Afghanistan and most of Northern India. Volume 2 describes Humayan's succession, his expulsion from India, exile in Persia, and return with Persian support, which had a profound influence on the language, art and culture of India.

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    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108046213
    • dimensions: 217 x 140 x 72 mm
    • weight: 1.67kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Notice
    Author's preface
    Preliminary remarks
    Introduction:
    1. General account of the Tartar tribes
    2. Chengíz Khán
    3. Chaghatai Khan
    4. New Túrki Dynasty under Mír Taimur
    History of Báber: Book I. From Báber's Accession to his First Expulsion from Máwerannaher:
    1. Conquest and loss of Samarkand. Loss and recovery of Andeján
    2. Sheibáni Khan. Conquest and loss of Samarkand
    3. Sheibáni's conquest of Táskhend and Ferghána. Expulsion of Báber
    Book II. Báber's Transactions in Kábul and Máwerannaher:
    1. Conquest of Kábul
    2. Journey to and from Khorásán. Khan Mírza's rebellion
    3. Conquest and loss of Kandahár. Rebellion of the Moghuls
    4. Shah Ismael and Sheibáni. Báber in Máwerannaher
    5. Arghúns in Kandahár
    6. Arghún conquest of Sind and Multán
    i. Conquest of Sind
    ii. Conquest of Lower Sind and Multán
    Book III. Báber in India:
    1. Invasions of India. Battle of Pánipat. Subversion of the Lodi dynasty
    2. War of Ráná Sánga, and Chándéri
    3. Báber's campaigns on the Ganges
    4. Báber's illness, death, and character
    Appendix
    Index. Volume 2: Book IV. From Humáyun's Accession to his Expulsion from India:
    1. Affairs of Humáyan from his accession to his invasion of Malwa and Gujrát
    2. Affairs of Gujrát and Malwa
    i. Early history of those kingdoms. Progress of Beháder Shah
    ii. Conquest of Malwa by Humáyun
    iii. Conquest of Gujrát by Humáyun
    iv. Loss of Gujrát and Malwa
    3. Affairs of Khorásán and Kandahár
    4. Affairs of Bengal
    i. State of Bengal. History of Shír Khan
    ii. Conquest and loss of Bengal by Humáyun
    5. Humáyun's expulsion from Hindustán
    Book V. Humáyun in Exile:
    1. Humáyun's residence in Sind
    i. First residence in Sind
    ii. Humáyun in the deserts of Márwár and in Sind, a second time
    iii. Humáyun's route from Sind to Sístán
    2. Humáyun in Persia
    3. Humáyun in Afghánistán
    i. Humáyun's conquest of Kandahár and Kábul. Expedition to Badakhshán
    ii. Capture and loss of Kábul by Kámrán. His submission
    iii. State of Kashmír. Expedition towards Bálkh. Revolt and defeat of Kámrán
    iv. Subsequent history of Kámrán. Determination of Humáyun to recover India
    Book VI. The Súr Dynasty in India:
    1. Sultan Shír Shar Súr
    2. Sultan Islám (or Selím) Shah Súr
    3. Sultan Firúz Shah Súr
    4. Sultan Muhammed Shah Adel Súr
    Book VII. Humáyun's Reconquest of India
    and Death
    Supplementary remarks
    Index.

  • Author

    William Erskine

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