The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

“One of the classics of world literature.” —The New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375761379
ISBN-10: 0375761373
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: September 10th, 2002
Pages: 608
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)