Biography Of Babur

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Babur, which in Arabic means “Tiger”, original name Ẓahir al-Din Muḥammad. He was born on the 15th of February 1483 and died the 26th of December, 1530 in Agra [India]. He was the first Mughal emperor, hence the founder of the Mughal dynasty of India, and ruled for a short period from 1526 to 1530. A descendant of the Mongol conqueror Chinggis (Genghis) Khan and also of the Turkic conqueror Timur (Tamerlane), Babur was a military adventurer, a soldier of distinction, and a poet and diarist of genius, as well as a statesman. Babur is rightly considered the founder of the Mughal Empire, even though the work of amalgamating the empire was done by his grandson Akbar. Babur, moreover, provided the magnetic leadership that inspired the next two generations.…show more content…
It is stated that on one occasion, such was the number of prisoners brought forward for killing that the tent of Babur had three times to be removed to a different place, the ground before it being drenched with blood and encumbered with carcasses. On one occasion, an attempt was made to poison him and when the plot was detected, the taster was cut to pieces, the cook was flayed alive and the scullions trampled to death by elephants. The following is the description given by Babur of India and its fauna and flora: It is rightly contended that Babur's description of Hindustan is coloured by his prejudices. Babur was not very much impressed by the social life and manners of the people of India. His view was that the people of India were not very much cultured. He did not find the people of India well dressed. The reflections of Babur on Hindustan and its people are not very accurate due to the fact that Babur had not much time to study the life of the people. It is true that Babur asserts that he recorded all events very honestly, but it cannot be denied that he had exaggerated certain aspects, in order to show that he himself was cultured. In order to high-light his superiority as a General, Babur gave inflated figures of the military strength of his

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