Gastronomica in Bāburnāme
The Bāburnāme, written by Ẓahīr-ud-Dīn Muhammad Bābur, the founder of the Moghul Dynasty, represents the most important literary work of the Chagathay literature. Besides, it also occupies a prominent position within the Islamic literature since it represents the first autobiography written in the Islamic world. As widely known, Bāburnāme is a goldmine of information on various aspect of Central Asian material and spiritual culture. The present article discusses selected passages of the Bāburnāme – presented to the reader in both morphologically glossed original and translation – focusing on food culture and gastronomy in Central Asia.
Keywords: Turcology • Bāburnāme • Chaghatay language • Food studies • Central Asia