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Global Asia Studies
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GASA01H3
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Liang Chen

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Babur was one of hundreds of descendant of Genghis Khan. His grandfather was a Great
Khan, who ruled large lands and commanded large armies. It is said that his uncles, who
were Great Khans as well, would order scrimmages against Baburs kingdom from time to
time to test his strength; their ultimate wish is to conquer his land, but that never
happened. Salt, in his memoir, referred to the loyalty of his soldiers. Salt in his time, was
costly and only served at the leaders table. It symbolized the sustenance and opportunities
the leader provided and the service the soldier was honour bound to give in return.i With
the system of salt, leaders can command soldiers of different tribes that spoke different
languages. The condition is that the soldiers would fight and die for the leader, and the
leader would fight with them, eat and drink with them, and share whatever fortune with
them. To Babur, it is acceptable if his soldiers leave him and seek refuge with other lords
when he is unable to provide for them. It is also a system of honour; in good times the
soldiers would eat lavishly, drink and dine with gold utensils, and wear elegant robes. Blood
on the other hand, was equally important. Having powerful relatives meant in bad times he
could take refuge in their kingdoms. After the loss of Samarkand and Fargana, Babur fled
to his Great Khan uncles kingdom, serviced as a commander, commanding no more than
100 troops at once. The term Blood and Salt generally means loyalty and honour; it saved
his life, gave him places to refuge, and enabled him to command foreign armies.
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Babur was one of hundreds of descendant of Genghis Khan. His grandfather was a Great Khan, who ruled large lands and commanded large armies. It is said that his uncles, who were Great Khans as well, would order scrimmages against Baburs kingdom from time to time to test his strength; their ultimate wish is to conquer his land, but that never happened. Salt, in his memoir, referred to the loyalty of his soldiers. Salt in his time, was costly and only served at the leaders table. It symbolized the sustenance and opportunities the leader provided and the service the soldier was honour bound to give in return. Withi the system of salt, leaders can command soldiers of different tribes that spoke different languages. The condition is that the soldiers would fight and die for the leader, and the leader would fight with them, eat and dri
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