|[PART TWO] Children,
including Humayun, are born to Babur; victory at Samarqand, and the march
to Hindustan [[89-93]]
God, the most High, having freed Kabul from the power of Mirza Khan, committed it to my royal father's care. He was then twenty-three years old and had no child and greatly desired one. In his seventeenth year a girl had been born to him by 'Ayisha Sultan Begam, a daughter of Sultan Ahmad Mirza, but she had died in a month. The most high God blessed the taking of Kabul, for after it eighteen children were born.
1) Of my Lady who was Maham Begam there were born his Majesty the Emperor Humayun, and Barbul Mirza, and Mihr-jan Begam, and Ishan-daulat Begam, and Faruq Mirza.
2) Ma'suma Sultan Begam, daughter of Sultan Ahmad Mirza, died in childbed. The mother's name they gave the daughter.
3) Of Gul-rukh Begam were born Kamran Mirza, and 'Askari Mirza, and Shah-rukh Mirza, and Sultan Ahmad Mirza, and Gul-'izar Begam.
4) Of Dil-dar Begam were born Gul-rang Begam, and Gul-chihra Begam, and Hindal Mirza, and Gul-badan Begam, and Alwar Mirza.
In short, in taking Kabul he got a good omen. All his children were born there except two begams who were born in Khost, viz., Mihr-jan Begam, a daughter of Maham Begam, and Gul-rang, a daughter of Dil-dar Begam.
The blessed birth of the Emperor Humayun, the first-born son of his Majesty Firdaus-makani, occurred in the night of Tuesday, Zu'l-qa'da 4th, 913H. (March 6th, 1508), in the citadel of Kabul, and when the sun was in the sign of Pisces.
That same year his Majesty was pleased to
order the amirs and the rest of the world to style him emperor (badshah).
For before the birth of the Emperor Humayun he had been named and styled
Mirza Babur. All kings' sons were called mirzas. In the year
of his Majesty Humayun's birth he styled himself badshah.
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