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Books | Essay

Babur’s Soul

The Mughal emperor not only established an extraordinary dynasty and set the tone for their future political, economic, aesthetic and humanistic triumphs, he also produced one of the most fascinating autobiographies ever written to record exactly how he did it

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The Baburnama
Everyman’s Library
pages | Rs $30

Babur receiving a visitor, folio from a Baburnama edition (c 1590) (Photo Courtesy: The MET Museum)