Taimur Hoon Me is a detailed research work by Kamran Amjad Khan Editor Sayyara Digest on the life of Great Amir Timur (Tamerlane) or Taimur-e-Lung from his birth to death, covering ups and downs of his life as well as all of his Military Campaigns. Amir Taimoor is remembered as a Central Asian vicious conqueror, who razed ancient cities to the ground and put entire populations to the sword. On the other hand, he is also known as a great patron of the arts, literature, and architecture. One of his signal achievements is his capital at the beautiful city of Samarkand, in modern-day Uzbekistan. A complicated man, Timur continues to fascinate us some six centuries after his death. That was not the actual name, though. More properly, he is known as Timur, from the Turkic word for 'Iron.' Timur was born in 1336, near the city of Kesh, now called Shahrisabz (Green City), about 50 miles south of the oasis of Samarkand, in Transoxiana. The European versions of Timur's name 'Tamerlane' or 'Tamberlane' are based on the Turkic nickname Timur-i-leng, meaning 'Timur the Lame.' Timur's bravery and tactical skill made him a successful mercenary soldier in Persia, and he soon collected a large following. Timur was not directly descended from Genghis Khan, so he ruled as an Amir, rather than as khan. Over the next decade, Timur seized the rest of Central Asia, as well. Through sheer intelligence, military skill and force of personality, Timur was able to conquer an empire stretching from Russia to India, and from the Mediterranean Sea to Mongolia.
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