Sunday, January 18, 2015

Babar hunting rhinoceros near Bigram (Peshawar) - Mughal miniature.

Babar hunting rhinoceros near Bigram (Peshawar) - Mughal miniature.
Mughal Emperor Babar in the beginning of his memoir, Babarnama, recorded: “On Friday, the 1st Sefer in the year 932, when the sun was in Sagittarius (1525 AD, November 17th), I set out on my march to invade Hindustan.” On reaching Peshawar, Babar went on a hunting trip in the marshes surrounding Peshawar in the areas irrigated by the Kabul River.

(Note: Indian rhinoceros - Rhinoceros unicornis - is now regionally extinct in Pakistan)