This vintage book contains the classic account of the life of Humayun, the second Mughal Emperor. He controlled the area that now comprises Afghanistan, Pakistan, and parts of northern India from 1531 to 1540, and again from 1555 to 1556. A fascinating and uniquely insightful biography written by his half-sister, "The History of Humayun" is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in the history northern India, and it is not to be missed by the discerning collector. Contents include: “Biographical Account of Gul-Badan Begam and her Family”, “Gul-Badan Begam’s Book, The ‘Humayun-nama’”, “Notes on the Persian Titles”, “Translation of the ‘Humayun-nama’ of Gul-Badan Begam”, “Biographical Notices of the Women Mentioned by Babar, Gul-Badan, and Haidar”, etcetera. Many antiquarian texts such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.