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The death of Timur-i-leng

This year marks the 600th anniversary of the death of the great Islamic hero Timur-i-leng. I had long wanted to prepare a document regarding his death, because it led to the most profound inequities of Asia. Many people these days … Continue reading

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The Invasion of India

In 1397 Timur-i-lang obtained the intelligence that the Tughlaq Sultanate in India was on the decline. After the destruction the Southern Alliance of Mir Hussain (whose grandfather, Amir Qazaghan of Balkh was a great backer of Mohamed bin Tughlaq and … Continue reading

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The struggle against the Khan Toqtamish

The land North of the Syr Darya delta and the Little Aral Sea was the domain of the White Horde Khanate. In 1373 the powerful Urus Khan, a descendant of Chingiz Khan, through his eldest son Jöchi, was crowned ruler … Continue reading

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The annihilation of Iraq

Iraq and Azerbaijan had towards the end of the 1300s came under the rule of the Islamized Mongol Chiefs of the Jelair clan who had descended from Jelme, the great general of Chingiz Ka’khan. The Jelair converts to Islam, Ahmed … Continue reading

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The invasion of Afghanistan and Iran

Timur-i-lang had campaigned in Afghanistan and Eastern Iran with Mir Hussain in his earlier days and subsequently Timur had wrested Balkh and the neighboring regions of Ghor from Hussain. However the rest of Afghanistan with the surrounding regions of Iran … Continue reading

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The struggle against Qamar-ad-din.

The heartland of the Chagadai khanate- Mogholistan lay in the land bounded by the Ili River that drains into the Balkhash lake in the north and the many branched Tarim river that drains into the Lob Nor lake. On the … Continue reading

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The rise of Timur-i-Leng

As I stated before I have begun my compilation of the history of the Turko-Mongol conqueror Timur i lang from a variety of scholarly sources. Understanding Timur has several dimensions for the connoisseurs of history that include grasping the complexity … Continue reading

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