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The Babur Nama by Babur
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Nov 03, 2020 | ISBN 9781101908235

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“The reason The Babur Nama speaks intimately across the centuries — the reason this book has been compared to the diaries of Samuel Pepys — is how intelligent, humane, self-critical and even light-souled it is. . . . Babur is charming and surprisingly modern company on the page. His name, among Western readers, deserves to be better known. If you only read one autobiography from a sensitive 16th-century warlord this year, make it this one.” –The New York Times

“What a story [these] memoirs tell. . . . As The Babur Nama shows in disarming detail, as a warrior and emperor Babur was both murderous (of his enemies) and modest (in his victories). He was also an aesthete, drinking wine . . .and writing elegant Persian poetry. . . . He is candid—in a most modern way—about his feelings. . . . Babur had a flair for description that matched his battlefield abilities.” –The Wall Street Journal

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