Author: Stanley Lahe-Poole
Publisher: LP Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175360739
A short biography which details the conquest and administration of a prominent Indian emperor of the Mughal dynasty.
Babar was the first of the Mughal emperors of India. He is the link between central Asia and India, between predatory hordes and imperial government, between Temerlane and Akbar. Babar brought the energy of the Mongol, the courage and capacity of the Turk, to the listless Hindu, and himself a soldier of fortune and no architect of empire, he yet laid the first stone of their splendid fabric which his grandson Akbar achieved.
His permanent place in history rests upon his Indian conquests which opened the way for an imperial line but his place in biography and in literature is determined rather by the daring adventures and persevering efforts in his earlier days, and by the delightful Memoirs in which he related them.