Since from childhood we have been reading our history books that 14th century was the period back in history when mankind saw the rise of one of the most ruthless invaders- Taimur Lang or Timur, who’s sole motive was to rebuild the empire that was once built by the barbarous Genghis Khan but in an attempt to do so, he ended but building the Timurid Dynasty.
Since the born of Kareena’s baby, a question has raised Who was Taimur actually?
read some important facts about an Invader
1 Taimur didn’t come to India until 1398. By the time, he headed towards India, he had won almost half of the world, both Muslim and Christian with the help of his various campaigns across central Asia, Syria, Egypt, Southern Russia and Sourthern Eastern Europe.
2 Timur envisioned the restoration of the Mongol Empire of Genghis Khan and that’s why, it is believed, he used Islam as the reason to attack the Islamic empires of Persia (Iran), Mamluk (Egypt and Syria) and Ottoman (Turkey)
3 But not many know that if we Taimur as a marauder who didn’t give anything except death, his grandson Ulugh Beg who ruled Central Asia from 1411 to 1449 was great astronomer and mathematician.
4 By the end of his reign, Timur had gained complete control over all the remnants of the Chagatai Khanate, Ilkhanate, and Golden Horde and even attempted to restore the Yuan dynasty. Since Timur conquered most of the Middle East and Central Asia, his armies became multi-ethnic and he by 1380s, he became a name spoken with fear and hush- hush.
5 Taimur headed towards India in 1398, he was only a shadow of glorious past as he had become old. But he plundered north India and killed, looted and imprisoned many Indians irrespective of their faiths.
It is said that the tomb of Taimur is cursed with these lines ‘Whosoever Disturbs My Tomb Will Unleash an Invader More Terrible than I’ and during second world war the tomb was disturbed and Adolf Hitler was born as a cruel ruler! next page