Professor Thackston has been a member of the NELC faculty at Harvard University since 1972. Author of textbooks for Persian, Classical Arabic, Syriac, and Kurdish, his main research areas include classical Persian poetry and belles-lettres, historical sources on Central Asia, the literature of the Mughal Empire in India, and modern Iranian languages. Publications include The Jahangirnama: Memoirs of Jahangir, Emperor of India and The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor.
Preface by Hossein Ziai, Editor-in-Chief.
Genealogical Chart of the Timurids.
Gulbadan Begim’s Humáyunnáma (Book of Humayun).
Jawhar Áftábachí's Tadhkiratu’l-wáqíát(Memoir of Events).
Báyazid Bayát’s Táríkh-i Humáyún (History of Humayun).
Glossary of Unusual and non-Persian Words.
Index of Persons.
Index of Place Names.