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Science in the Baburnama : a critical study

Author: Sanyal, Indranil

Keywords: Babur, -- Emperor of Hindustan, -- 1483-1530
Mogul Empire

Issue Date: 2014-01

Publisher: National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata

Description: The Baburnama (Memoirs of Babur) is the work of Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur (1483-1530), the founder of Mughal dynasty in India. Written in the form of a diary, Babur's memoirs are the first true autobiography in Islamic literature, and also of the medieval India. The Baburnama is one of the marvels of the medieval world. “It belongs to a handful of the world's literary works that can accurately be described as unique”(Amitav Ghosh). Written originally in Chagatai Turkic, a now extinct dialect of erstwhile Soviet Central Asia and the adjacent region of Chinese Turkestan or Xinjiang, and a language of Ural-Altaic group, Babur's style of writing was highly Persianized. The Memoires was later translated into Persian and illustrated during the reign of Babur's grandson Emperor Akbar.

Description: Includes bibliographical references.

Source: National Council of Science Museums

Type: Article

Received From: National Council of Science Museums


DC Field Value
dc.contributor.author Sanyal, Indranil
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-16T09:59:55Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-16T09:59:55Z
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.date.issued 2014-01
dc.description.abstract The Baburnama (Memoirs of Babur) is the work of Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur (1483-1530), the founder of Mughal dynasty in India. Written in the form of a diary, Babur's memoirs are the first true autobiography in Islamic literature, and also of the medieval India. The Baburnama is one of the marvels of the medieval world. “It belongs to a handful of the world's literary works that can accurately be described as unique”(Amitav Ghosh). Written originally in Chagatai Turkic, a now extinct dialect of erstwhile Soviet Central Asia and the adjacent region of Chinese Turkestan or Xinjiang, and a language of Ural-Altaic group, Babur's style of writing was highly Persianized. The Memoires was later translated into Persian and illustrated during the reign of Babur's grandson Emperor Akbar.
dc.source National Council of Science Museums
dc.format.extent 70-75p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata
dc.subject Babur, -- Emperor of Hindustan, -- 1483-1530
Mogul Empire
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.issuenumber 2 (Vol.4)
1 (Vol.5)
dc.format.medium text
DC Field Value
dc.contributor.author Sanyal, Indranil
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-16T09:59:55Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-16T09:59:55Z
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.date.issued 2014-01
dc.description.abstract The Baburnama (Memoirs of Babur) is the work of Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur (1483-1530), the founder of Mughal dynasty in India. Written in the form of a diary, Babur's memoirs are the first true autobiography in Islamic literature, and also of the medieval India. The Baburnama is one of the marvels of the medieval world. “It belongs to a handful of the world's literary works that can accurately be described as unique”(Amitav Ghosh). Written originally in Chagatai Turkic, a now extinct dialect of erstwhile Soviet Central Asia and the adjacent region of Chinese Turkestan or Xinjiang, and a language of Ural-Altaic group, Babur's style of writing was highly Persianized. The Memoires was later translated into Persian and illustrated during the reign of Babur's grandson Emperor Akbar.
dc.source National Council of Science Museums
dc.format.extent 70-75p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata
dc.subject Babur, -- Emperor of Hindustan, -- 1483-1530
Mogul Empire
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.issuenumber 2 (Vol.4)
1 (Vol.5)
dc.format.medium text