A scene with peacocks and birds from the Baburnama

The Emperor Babur discourses with Guru Nanak

Writing about the time Babur came to India, the historian Bamber Gascoigne comments:
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Babur: Conqueror of Hindustan

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  • The "Memoirs of Babur" or are the work of the great-great-great-grandson of Timur (Tamerlane), Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur (1483-1530). As their most recent translator declares, "said to 'rank with the Confessions of St. Augustine and Rousseau, and the memoirs of Gibbon and Newton,' Babur's memoirs are the first--and until relatively recent times, the only--true autobiography in Islamic literature." The Baburnama tells the tale of the prince's struggle first to assert and defend his claim to the throne of Samarkand and the region of the Fergana Valley. After being driven out of Samarkand in 1501 by the Uzbek Shaibanids, he ultimately sought greener pastures, first in Kabul and then in northern India, where his descendants were the Moghul (Mughal) dynasty ruling in Delhi until 1858.

    The Babur restaurant is the destination to head for when you want your Indian meal to be an occasion. There is a definite feel good vibe in the restaurant and there was plenty of choice ranging from traditional chicken to ostrich and buffalo. Enjoy!

  • The "Memoirs of Babur" or are the work of the great-great-great-grandson of Timur (Tamerlane), Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur (1483-1530). As their most recent translator declares, "said to 'rank with the Confessions of St. Augustine and Rousseau, and the memoirs of Gibbon and Newton,' Babur's memoirs are the first--and until relatively recent times, the only--true autobiography in Islamic literature." The Baburnama tells the tale of the prince's struggle first to assert and defend his claim to the throne of Samarkand and the region of the Fergana Valley. After being driven out of Samarkand in 1501 by the Uzbek Shaibanids, he ultimately sought greener pastures, first in Kabul and then in northern India, where his descendants were the Moghul (Mughal) dynasty ruling in Delhi until 1858.

    The "Memoirs of Babur" or are the work of the great-great-great-grandson of Timur (Tamerlane), Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur (1483-1530). As their most recent translator declares, "said to 'rank with the Confessions of St. Augustine and Rousseau, and the memoirs of Gibbon and Newton,' Babur's memoirs are the first--and until relatively recent times, the only--true autobiography in Islamic literature." The Baburnama tells the tale of the prince's struggle first to assert and defend his claim to the throne of Samarkand and the region of the Fergana Valley. After being driven out of Samarkand in 1501 by the Uzbek Shaibanids, he ultimately sought greener pastures, first in Kabul and then in northern India, where his descendants were the Moghul (Mughal) dynasty ruling in Delhi until 1858.

    Babur
    A portrait of Babur, from an early illustrated manuscript of the Baburnama
    1st Mughal Emperor
    Reign 30 April 1526 – 26 December 1530
    Predecessor Ibrahim Lodi
    Successor Humayun
    Spouse Aisha Sultan Begum
    Zaynab Sultān Begum
    Maham Begum
    Dildar Begum
    Gulnar Aghacha
    Gulrukh Begum
    Mubarika Yousefzai
    Issue
    Humayun, son
    Kamran Mirza, son
    Askarī Mirzā, son
    Hindal Mirzā, son
    Gulbadan Begum, daughter
    Fakhru 'n-Nīsā, daughter
    Altun Bishik, alleged son
    Full name
    Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur Beg
    House Timurid
    Father Umar Shaikh Mirza II, ʿAmīr of Farghana
    Mother Qutlugh Nigar Khanum
    Born 23 February 1483
    Andijan, Uzbekistan
    Died 26 December 1530 (age 47)
    Agra, India
    Burial Kabul, Afghanistan
    Religion Islam

  • To return to the question of whether Babur had a right, the answer clearly is no, unless the contemporary world recognises the Islamic Caliphate right.

Babur, the first Moghul emperor - The Economist

Babur and Genghis khan: On his mother's side, Babur was descended from Genghis khan. However, after Genghis khan, many generations have passed before Babur. In the Baburnama, written by Babur, describes the genealogy of his maternal grandfather Yunas Khan as: