Sultanov T. [Review:] Ẓahīr al-Dīn Muḥammad Bābur. Bābur-nāma (Waqā'i‘).Critical edition based on four Chaghatay texts with introduction and notes by Eiji Mano. Kyoto: Syokado, 1995, LIX, 610 pp.// Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 2. No. 1. March 1996. P. 67—68.
A sensation in turcology. Just recently, in the spring of
1995, a critical edition of the famous Bābur-nāma came
into being. The publication of the work by Ẓahīr al-Dīn
Babur of Ferghana, the founder of the Great Moghul dynasty,
was made in Kyoto, Japan. Really there are things
too incredible to be believed, but none to be impossible. To
realise fully the whole significance of this event it is necessary
to say some words about Bābur-nāma and about its
author, the man whose destiny was great and unusual...