Author:Annette S. Beveridge; Gulbadan Begam

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The History of Humayun (Humayun-Nama): Translated Into English with introduction, Notes, Illustrations and Biographical Appendix and Reproduced in the Persian from the Only Known Manuscript of the British Museum

By: Annette S. Beveridge; Gulbadan Begam

Price: $10.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 032980

ISBN: 8121510066

Condition: New


Princess Gul-Badan Begam witnessed the reign of the three Mughal emperors: her father Babur's, her brother Humayun's and her nephew Akbar's. Perhaps this explains Akbar's choice of Gul-Badan, the only woman, along with Jauhar and Bayazid ewer-bearer and steward of Humayun when he ordered these three to 'write down what ever you know of the doings of Firdaus-Makani and Jannat-ashyani', i.e. Babur and Humayun. Akbar wanted to help his friend Abu'l Fazl gather materials for his Akbar-nama, hence this order. Gul-Badan's efforts culminated in Humayun-nama. Her mother-of-fact style did not hesitate ... View more info