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How Timur made a bloody pogrom in India

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Tamerlane returned to Samarkand in the 1396 year and turned his eyes to India. Outwardly, there was no specific reason for invading India. Samarkand was safe. Tamerlane had a lot of worries and was already elderly people (especially by the standards of the time). However, Iron Chromets again went to war. And his goal was India.


Officially, it was stated about the need to punish the "infidels" - the sultans of Delhi showed too much tolerance towards their subjects - "pagans". It is possible that Timur pushed ambition and desire to fight for the sake of the war itself. However, in such a case, it would be more appropriate to send the swords of the iron army to the West, where the work started earlier was not completed, and the situation became more and more complicated. No wonder that after returning from India in 1399, Timur immediately began a “seven-year” trip to Iran. Or Chromets just wanted to plunder a rich country. And the spies reported on the internal difficulties of Delhi, which was to make the campaign successful.

In addition, it is worth considering that Timur followed the principle that “there can be one sovereign on earth, just as there is only one God in heaven.” This principle was followed by other great rulers before Timur and after him. He could not look calmly at the Muslim-Indian Empire. Moreover, the Delhi Sultanate at that time was in decline. The Tuglakid dynasty, which initially controlled almost the entire subcontinent, had lost most of its possessions by the time of the invasion. The dean separated in 1347, Bengal in 1358, Jaunpur in 1394, Gujarat in 1396. In Delhi sat the weak Sultan Mahmud Shah II. The rest of the state was torn by turmoil. However, the Delhi Sultanate was famous for its infinite wealth, which had no equal in the world.

How Timur made a bloody pogrom in India

Timur defeats Sultan Delhi

Trekking

The idea of ​​going to India was not popular in Timur’s empire. The main part of the nobility was tired of wars, and wanted to enjoy the fruits of previous victories, and not get involved in a campaign in a distant southern country. The soldiers did not like the climate of India, where "it was hot as hell." The warlords believed that the climate of India was suitable only for short-term raids to capture prey, and not for a long campaign with the aim of deep invasion. In addition, the Delhi Empire enjoyed prestige of past glory and did not want to get involved with a potentially strong adversary. This irritated Timur, but he did not abandon his plan.

The military movement began in 1398 of the year. Khromets sent his grandson Pir-Mohammed with 30-thousand army on Multan. Initially, this campaign is quite fit into the framework of the classic raids. The Indians have become accustomed to steppe inhabitants periodically invade Central Asia, rob frontier areas and leave. Pir-Mohammed for a long time could not take the fortress and conquered it only in May. Timur sent there another corps, headed by another grandson, Mohammed-Sultan. He was to operate in the southern Himalayas, in the direction of Lahore.

Troops proper Timur began to move through Termez to Samangan. Overcoming the Hindu Kush in the area of ​​Baghlan, the army of the Iron Limes passed the Andarab. The first victims of the campaign were the infidels Nuristanis (“infidels”). “They erected towers from the heads of the infidels,” reports Timurad historian Sharafaddin Yazdi. Interestingly, Kafiristan-Nuristan retained its ancient faith in an aggressive environment until the end of the XIX century. Only then, tired of persecution, the entire population accepted Islam, for which the locality was called “Nuristana” - “the countries of those who (finally) received the light.” There were no riches among the mountaineers. They did not pose a threat. However, Timur forced the army to storm the mountains, climb rocks, wade through wild gorges. There are no visible reasons for this. It is possible that this was one of the whims of a cruel Emir, who wanted to look like a defender of the "true faith."

15 August 1398 was convened in Kabul, a military council, where they officially announced the start of the campaign. Then during October the rivers Ravi and Bihy were forced. The army of Tamerlane and his grandson Pir-Mohammed united, although the latter lost almost all of their horses (they died due to illness). Timur's army 13 October took Talmina, 21-th - Shahnavaz, where she was captured a big booty. In this city were built the famous pyramids of human heads. At the beginning of November, reinforcements approached the emir, and the fortresses of Adjudan and Bitnir fell, where pyramids of thousands of corpses also grew.

Timur's ferocious troops literally devastated the captured areas. An avalanche of violence descended upon India, which swept everything from its path. Robberies and murders have become commonplace. Thousands of people were driven into slavery. Timur defended only Islamic clergy. Only the Rajputs, a special ethno-class group of warriors, were able to resist the terrible enemy. They were led by Paradise Dul Chand. The Rajputs stood to death, but they lacked the military experience of Timur. When the soldiers of Timur broke into their fortress, the townspeople began to set fire to their houses and rushed into the fire (in the event of an enemy attack, when the situation seemed hopeless, the Rajputs practiced mass suicide). Men killed their own wives and children, and then killed themselves. About ten thousand people, many of whom were injured, were surrounded, but refused to surrender and all fell in battle. Knowing what true courage is, Timur was in awe. However, ordered to erase the fortress from the face of the earth. At the same time, the enemy’s leader was spared and presented him with a sword and a dressing gown as a sign of respect.

13 December, the troops of Iron Hromtz approached Delhi. Here Tamerlane met the army of Sultan Mahmud. The warriors of Tamerlane first met a huge army of elephants. The number of elephants in the Indian army, some researchers define in 120 heads, others - a few hundred. In addition, the Delhi army was armed with “fire pots” —incendiary grenades filled with tar and iron-tipped rockets that exploded when they touched the ground.

Initially, Timur, faced with an unknown enemy, chose defensive tactics. Trenches were dug, earthen ramparts were poured in, warriors hid behind large shields. Timur decided to show military cunning, showing the enemy his indecision, or wanted to check the strength of the enemy, giving him the initiative. However, the enemy was in no hurry to go on the attack. It was impossible to sit endlessly in the defense, it decomposed the troops. In addition, the commanders of Timur pointed out to him the danger in the rear - there were thousands of prisoners in the army. At the crucial moment of the battle, they could rebel and influence the course of the battle. Timur ordered to bring to death all the prisoners and threatened that he would personally kill everyone who, out of greed or pity, disobeys him. The order was executed in an hour. It is possible that Timur himself invented this cruel but effective move. Huge living booty army. Many believed that mining was already enough, the hike was successful, and it was possible to turn without engaging in battle with a strong and unknown adversary. Now the soldiers needed new slaves. The warriors were sick of blood and rushed into battle.

Following the custom, Timur turned to astrologers. They declared that the day was unfavorable (apparently, they themselves were afraid of the battle). Chromets neglected their advice. "God is with us! - He exclaimed and moved the troops forward. The battle took place on December 17 1398, in the district of Jamma, near Panipat. The battle went on with varying success. To stop the attack of the elephants - these live fighting towers, Timur ordered to dig a ditch and throw metal spikes at it. However, the Delhi soldiers did not stop it, and the elephants made big gaps in the battle formations of Timur’s army. Then Timur's warriors sent camels (or buffalo) to elephants laden with burning tow, scrap bales and branches of coniferous trees. Distraught animals from the fire scared a significant number of elephants, who rushed back, crushing their owners. However, Timur's cavalry put the winning point (as in his time the cavalry of Alexander the Great). Timur's cavalry finally broke the ranks of the enemy. As Timur himself said: “Victory is a woman. It is not always given, and one must be able to master it. ”

The defeated Sultan fled to Gujarat. December 19 Timur's army without a fight took one of the most beautiful and greatest cities of that time. Timur, at the request of local Muslim grandees, who promised a huge ransom, set up guards around the rich neighborhoods. However, this did not save the inhabitants of the city. The marauders who got drunk from violence and robbery destroyed one quarter after another, and the resistance of local residents, who in some places tried to defend themselves, only increased their fury. The marauders called for reinforcements and attacked the Delians with a double fury. Delhi was destroyed and looted, residents were largely slaughtered, and Tamerlane pretended that this had happened without his consent. He said, "I did not want this." True, according to his custom, he tried to save the lives of the clergy, skilled craftsmen, scientists. The army after the pogrom Delhi literally bathed in gold and jewels. Such vast wealth accumulated by many generations was not in Khorezm, Horde, Persia and Herat. Any warrior could boast sacks of gold, gems, precious metal products, etc. For every simple warrior there were slaves 100-150. Thus, if Timur initially set as the main task plunder of India, he achieved his goal.

Having spent a fortnight in Delhi, Timur moved to the Ganges. On the way, he met no resistance. Everybody ran away in horror. Civilians were robbed, killed, raped, taxed and taken into slavery. It was no longer a war, but a slaughter. India’s strongest fortress, the Mirth, surrendered without a fight 1 January 1399. The townspeople cut out. Muslims did not like the custom of the Hindus, when women were demanded to commit suicide after the death of their husband. The Turks crossed the Ganges River, where the decisive battle with Raja Kuhn was to take place, but his army did not even enter the battle and fled in chaos.

2 March 1399, all the huge booty went to Samarkand by caravan routes, according to chroniclers, it was transported by “thousands of camels”. Ninety captured elephants carried stones from Indian quarries to build a mosque in Samarkand. The army itself resembled a resettling people, who led herds of animals, women and children. The iron army, which became famous throughout the East by the speed of its transitions, now barely made 7 km per day. 15 April Timur crossed the Syr Darya and arrived in Kesh. Immediately upon returning from India, Tamerlane began preparing a large seven-year march to the West.


Timur's Indian hike

To be continued ...
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  1. parusnik
    parusnik April 15 2016 06: 38
    +8
    It was officially announced the need to punish the "infidels"..And they keep the robbery in mind ...
    1. Mangel olys
      Mangel olys April 15 2016 07: 42
      +1
      As you know, Khromets was of ignoble origin, the life of the son of a petty leader was full of vicissitudes and adventures, as the leader of a gang and the leader of robbers, who, after a ten-year struggle, usurped power. Often he was called Timurlenk, as, for example, M. Sharmoy in his book "Campaign of Timurlenok or Tamerlane against Toktamysh" (M. Charmoy, Expédition de Timoûr-I-Lenk ou Tamerlan contre Togtamiche (in Memoires de l'Academie Impériale des sciences de St. -Pétersbourg, VI. Série, Tome III, St, Pétersb, 1836, p. 91–
      505 )
      1. Now we are free
        Now we are free April 15 2016 09: 16
        +1
        Thanks for the article, I have recently become very interested in this extraordinary commander-politician-ruler. Timur-Leng (Iron Chroma), given to him by the once contemptuous nickname from enemies, turned into a formidable name that forced unevenly beating not one heart of rulers in Asia and Europe ...
        Unfortunately, the name of Timur / Tamerlane is undeservedly forgotten in Russia and demonized in Europe. And this despite the fact that it was he who cut out almost to the root the entire "Golden Horde" after which Russia was finally able to raise its head and firmly stand on its feet by sending the three-hundred-year-old "Igo" after 80 years to the Ugra. Could Russia challenge the Mongol-Tatars (in fact, and not just one of the "Temniks" Mamai as on the Kulikovo field), the answer is definitely NO. So that Tamerlane, no matter how unusual it sounds to our ear, is the Liberator of Russia from his most terrible enemy who tormented Russia for 300 years ...
        As actually the savior of the "Gentle Europeans" who asked ... in two battles Bayazid the Swift (the Serbian Army and then the united army of the Crusaders) were ready to lie under the Turks throughout Europe ... Europe was saved by the case that Bayazid had the imprudence to offend Tamerlane for that later he paid with both his conquests and the life of his sons and his own. To be honest, as a historian by my first education, I did not realize the GLOBALITY of Tamerlane's personality in history until I began to fundamentally study his biography.
        He named his son in honor of this great man - Tamerlan.

        Yes, his name was Timur, Emir-Timur, but he went down in history precisely as Tamerlan the Liberator of Russia, the Savior of Europe.
        1. wiktoor
          wiktoor April 15 2016 12: 34
          .
          Such a nonsense could be written only by a ram and a ram’s son. There’s nothing to add.
          1. ispaniard
            ispaniard April 15 2016 20: 25
            +5
            Quote: wiktoor
            Such a nonsense could be written only by a ram and a ram’s son. There’s nothing to add.

            Would you be a comrade lieutenant ashamed to write a comment with such curses, in the end I’ve been watching since 2013 on the site ...
            Or at least justify your claims to the previous commentator, but somehow it turns out disgusting, they spat in insults into a person without even arguing about his spit ...
            1. wiktoor
              wiktoor April 15 2016 23: 48
              -4
              Yes, this is not an insult, but a statement of fact. Tatar-Mongols and who is it? What a strange nation?
              Where did it come from and where did it disappear? Neither genetics nor historians can find their traces, but all the same "Tatar - Mongol yoke". If I were a Tatar or Mongol, I would really like this whole historical interpretation, but I am Russian and I have questions.
              If the wife gives birth to my son, I definitely will not name him Tamerlan.
              I really like this site, but the most important thing for me is not to read user comments, and I myself will not write anything else either. Good luck to all.
              And yes, I almost forgot to hammer your minuses yourself, well, I hope they understood where yes?
              1. ver_
                ver_ April 16 2016 04: 51
                +2
                ... to the article about birds: earlier in Russia the territories were called tartaria .. Great Tobolsk Tartaria, White Tartaria-Belarus, Lesser Tartaria-Ukraine ..
                1. Loki-german
                  Loki-german 22 June 2016 23: 02
                  0
                  Where does this information come from? What is Tartary? From the "works" of pseudo-historians?
          2. ivanov17
            ivanov17 16 December 2016 09: 26
            0
            You can be called a pig and the son of a pig. There is nothing to add.
            Quote: wiktoor
            Such a nonsense could be written only by a ram and a ram’s son. There’s nothing to add.
          3. de_monSher
            de_monSher 12 February 2018 18: 57
            0
            Such a nonsense could be written only by a ram and a ram’s son. There’s nothing to add.


            and such a stupidity could be written only by an idiot who was sober from ignorance. And there’s nothing more to add ... *))
        2. Above_name
          Above_name April 15 2016 17: 04
          +4
          ... sending three hundred year old "Igo" ... To be honest, I am a historian by my first education ..

          Exactly a historian? Exactly three hundred year old "Igo"?
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        4. RUSS
          RUSS April 15 2016 18: 32
          +1
          Quote: Now we are free
          So that Tamerlane, as it were, unusual for our ear, didn’t sound -the Liberator of Russia from its worst enemy 300 years of tormenting Russia ...

          A strange "liberator" is obtained, since he also managed to plunder the south of Russia.
          Chasing the running troops of Tokhtamysh, Timur invaded the Ryazan lands, ravaged Yelets, constituting a threat to Moscow. Starting an attack on Moscow, he unexpectedly turned back on August 26, 1395 (possibly due to uprisings of previously conquered peoples) and left the borders of Moscow lands on the very day when Muscovites met the image of the Vladimir Icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary brought from Vladimir (from that day) the icon is revered as the patroness of Moscow), the army of Vitovt also went to the aid of Moscow.
          1. de_monSher
            de_monSher 12 February 2018 19: 01
            0
            No. Just at that moment, the lands of the future Russia did not represent ANY interest and did not give any benefit - neither strategic nor tactical. That is why he (Timur) and "unexpectedly" turned back. Nafig need to spend energy and resources in vain ...
        5. kashtak
          kashtak April 15 2016 19: 50
          +1
          Quote: Now we are free
          he went down in history precisely as Tamerlan the Liberator of Russia, the Savior of Europe.

          Do you know the legend about the cover of the blessed virgin? although a dispute between Timur and Genghisides was Russia to help call him a savior, I would refrain.
          1. ispaniard
            ispaniard April 15 2016 20: 20
            +2
            Nevertheless, if Tamerlan went further west through the lands of the Moscow principality and other Russian principalities, we would now be remembered as the Pechenegs and Polovtsy ...
            1. Cartalon
              Cartalon April 15 2016 20: 29
              +2
              And where would he go then? He didn’t have the same contingent as Subede to wander through the forests in winter.
            2. Rastas
              Rastas April 15 2016 22: 47
              0
              In Soviet times, in the 50s, the famous trilogy about Tamerlane "Stars over Samarkand" by the writer Sergei Borodin was written. Excellent fiction historical novel. So there were the exact words: "The sages noticed that the conquerors who ruined many cities love to build rich buildings, naively believing that the descendants will judge their deeds not by the destruction in foreign lands, but by the buildings erected at home. And there, at home, there are always historians who glorify the creator intoxicatingly, not saying that he destroyed a hundred times more than he built. Destroyers love to create. "
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        7. andrew42
          andrew42 16 February 2018 12: 21
          0
          A strange admiration for the symbiosis of a pathological mass murderer and a cruel religious fanatic.
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    2. ovod84
      ovod84 April 15 2016 08: 12
      +6
      What kind of infidels can be discussed if he fought with Muslims in Delhi, agrees with the purpose of robbery, and he was executed.
    3. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB April 15 2016 10: 24
      0
      He would go straight west ...
      1. Mangel olys
        Mangel olys April 15 2016 12: 55
        +2
        About the West. Bayazid, an ally of Khromts, instead of going to Ukraine, went to the north of Greece. But Timur had the intention to seize Moscow. The non-participation of Bayazid changed Timur’s planned Eastern European character of his second campaign against Kypchak; he should have limited himself to neutralizing Toktamysh’s military forces on the Dnieper and the North Caucasus and plundering one
        parts of Russia. Here we see the positive role of Toktamysh for Russia. Such themes as the capture of Moscow, the heroes of the conqueror and the advice given by one famous philosopher occupy a large place in the sagas about Timur. If then all Khromtsa came to pass, maybe the map of the world was different.
        1. Cartalon
          Cartalon April 15 2016 14: 59
          +4
          This is when Bayazid became Timur’s ally and what kind of makar could he go to Ukraine which was not mentioned at all?
          1. Mangel olys
            Mangel olys April 15 2016 17: 04
            +1
            Quote: Cartalon
            This is when Bayazid became Timur’s ally and what kind of makar could he go to Ukraine which was not mentioned at all?

            Well, you can learn about this from his letter sent by Amir Timurlang to Sultan Yıldırım Bayazid for the first time, at a time when there was no disagreement between them (Translation from Persian - I.M.Abrorov, Assistant, Department of Oriental Languages, Institute of Oriental Studies, KFU (KSU )):
            "... We sincerely believe that what His Majesty deems necessary, will put it into action. We are very pleased with our cooperation, we hope that you, with the help of the Almighty, will send soldiers after (Toktamysh) to completely eliminate him. And only Allah is a true helper, and there is refuge for him. Nevertheless, it was heard that he disobeyed and fled and, crossing the Uzu reservoir, surely headed to the bank of the Kafa River. We strongly hope for the help of the Almighty. It is necessary to continue it. persecution and make every effort to capture him. If it is the will of Allah. We hope that, using the occasion of his persecution, there will be a clash with the European kafirs, (infidels) we are from this side, and those respected (that is, Bayazid) from the other side Let's join jihad to fight the infidels ...
            ... Observing the principle of sincere friendship, it is necessary to inform about your condition, and based on generosity, to provide assistance. All kinds of mutual understanding and respect that we have mentioned above should be maintained. And also, as far as possible, continue the exchange of ambassadors and gifts, inform about the state of health of His Majesty (Bayazit) and the excellent state of affairs. So that such a relationship is like the shine of a blossoming garden of mutual help and support. I hope we did not disturb you with unnecessary requirements. We wish you a sustainable world at the beginning and end. "

            The letter is quite large, I have cited only small excerpts from which the state of affairs between Khromets and Bayezid can be seen. And also their intentions about the West are visible. And you shouldn't cling to the word "Ukraine" - it's just my designation of the direction.
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            2. Cartalon
              Cartalon April 15 2016 19: 45
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              But I’m not attached to the word, but to the fact that Bayazid couldn’t send an army against Tokhtamysh, the Ottoman army didn’t go long distances in the best of times, but in those days it was impossible in theory. answer and how many more letters were sent to the surrounding rulers?
              1. Mangel olys
                Mangel olys April 16 2016 05: 22
                0
                Persian text written by Scheref al-Din
                Yezdi, published in Calcutta, 1885 – 1888, 2 volumes;
                French translation of Petis de la Croix, Histoire
                de Temir Bek, released in Paris, 1722, 3 volumes.
                Arabic text and translation into Latin Ibn Arabshah
                were published by Samuel Henrykus Man-
                a hero like Ahmedis Arabsiadae vitae et rerum gestarum
                Timuri, Leovardiae, 1767, 2 volumes; translation into
                French Petis de la Croix, Histoire de Temir
                Beck, released in London, 1936.
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    5. siberalt
      siberalt April 15 2016 12: 43
      -7
      It seems that Samsonov is the only surviving witness to his story. am There would be to sort out their gangs, not to find out who was sleeping with whom in their own kin. laughing Multidisciplinary, however! From Timur to Khrushchev belay
      I don’t understand one thing, but why do we need the history of India and Uzbeks at the VO forum? Those who are interested in it will find the necessary sources themselves.
  2. ovod84
    ovod84 April 15 2016 07: 11
    +4
    I ask for an apology, but I want to introduce you a poem related to the era of Timur in the Caucasus
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    Partu Patima. Lak epic. Translation by S. Lipkin
    Marian Sheikhova
    Dzhigits over the cemetery threw spears,
    Swords raised, sharpened blades,
    And the sound of iron and steel
    And the sabers sparkled and shone brightly
    Chain mail, and shells, and shishaki.

    Daggers, touching chain mail, bent
    Swords on shields hit, ringing.
    Trembling, the horses climbed upright.
    Sparks of fire poured from the shells.

    Partima Patima walked with a jug,
    I saw the young men and the morning hour.
    "Hello, I am not worthy to say to men,
    Although unworthy, I welcome you!

    Why do you need a dagger - do you go to battle?
    Why do you need chain mail - are you waiting for enemies?
    Why so many sabers, swords, shishakov?
    Do you prepare your equipment for the trip? "

    - "Partu Patima, please accept our hello,
    Yes, your mother’s life will be gratifying!
    Take off the jug as soon as possible from the shoulder,
    And give us some cool water to drink! "

    - "Can I lower the jug to the ground,
    I can treat you with cool water
    But give me a saber curve first,
    So that I show you my skill. "

    Dzhigits heard these words,
    One looked at the other at first,
    The Dzhigits of the village came in surprise,
    No one hid his surprise.

    Forcing a horse to dance underneath
    Then the young man was stately and agile.
    Suddenly came silence.
    He asked the mountain girl in a mockery:
  3. ovod84
    ovod84 April 15 2016 07: 11
    +3
    "Really, Patima, you speak seriously
    Why do you laugh jigits to tears?
    Will you smite a man with your dagger?
    Will you pierce a horse with a battle spear?
    Will you compare a feminine word with a masculine one? "

    - "In vain you prick me with questions,
    My neighbor, well done sitting in the saddle,
    Don’t think arrogant that you are an outlaw
    Laughing at me: "You are only a girl!"

    Give me a fighting horse, riders
    Give me a damask blade
    Let me put a helmet on my head
    She covered chain mail with an iron body.

    My horse will be a brave horse fast
    The blade will be a sharp daredevil blade,
    Head will be decorated with a helmet of a fighter,
    Chain mail is comparable to the chain mail of a lion!

    Then, sitting proudly in the saddle,
    Show me if you're a real rider
    Then, a warrior in chain mail and a helmet,
    Show your courage in front of everyone! "

    Having said that, Patima returned home.
    Excited young men, can’t find words,
    And time is passing, and time is running out
    Rushed like lightning, a dashing rider.

    He was dressed in armor and took
    On the saber of the Egyptian sun played
    Galloped like a wind, a black horse
    Gold cone sparkled like a month.

    "Hello to you, horsemen, who are covered with glory,
    Can I greet you now?
    May be. Dzhigits will not be proud
    Arrogant speeches will not speak now? "

    - "A young daughter of a glorious parent,
    As a warrior you will be met by people!
    Offensive previous speech apart from
    Partu Patima, please accept our hello! "
  4. ovod84
    ovod84 April 15 2016 07: 12
    +1
    Partu Patima did not say a word
    Courage shone in her eyes.
    Damascus steel barely exposed
    And, famously prancing, she threw a spear.

    "Partu Patima, we beg, tell us:
    We saw you walking with a jug
    Worked during the field suffering
    But where did you learn the feats of the lions,
    Have you learned to wield a curved saber? "

    And then Patima did not say a word,
    The blade is removed, pulled a bit,
    And jumping off nimbly from the black horse,
    To the dzhigit that asked a question, approached.

    "Let's play, we'll amuse ourselves,
    Let's test if the blade is sharp.
    We will make horses fly into the sky
    Let's try to cut off a piece of the sun! "


    Then the young man came out broad-shouldered and handsome,
    He raised his shield immense, damask,
    With powerful breasts, he often breathed,
    With a mighty hand he held his saber.

    His eyes sparked alive
    A sparkling smile, he sat in the saddle,
    A horse with a bow down
    She traced hooves on the ground.

    Like sledges, chained in armor,
    Two heroes came together, came together to fight.
    The mighty mountains were likened to horses
    When they stood up, trembling, on their hind legs.

    "Now," Patima says, "it's my turn!"
    She swung her Egyptian saber
    The saber hit the shield, bent
    Beats a saber without a slip
    And an enemy saber stuck in the ground.

    The handsome dzhigit turned white with shame
    He dropped his black eyes then
    He sabers a curve, tilting his camp,
    Tried to lift without getting off the horse.

    But, hanging off the horse, she decided
    Give him a saber to Parth Patima.
    Suddenly her helmet fell into a clearing,
    Black braids scattered around the camp.

    "Take your saber," she says
    And a handsome horseman gives her a helmet.
    The rider was nearby, not far
    And the young man, cursing his inheritance,

    He came down to earth and crouched down on a stone,
    He hung his head, suffering cruelly
    Burning from shame, sighing deeply.

    "Forgive me girl, I am to blame,
    Forgive me, I was embraced with pride.
    Now I saw who the true warrior is,
    Who deserves to be proud of the glory of a hero! "
  5. ovod84
    ovod84 April 15 2016 07: 13
    +1
    Neighbor's Dzhigit, I beg you
    You do not torment yourself, about the past sorrow.
    It happens so - you believe me as a friend,
    That a wolf is kicking a donkey out of fright. "

    Patima came home dear,
    And mother at that time was sitting on the roof,
    She shook the sieve, peeling the grain,
    And she chased away chickens every now and then.

    "Oh, I am ashamed, people! Say for God's sake,
    Why are you flaunting a man’s outfit?
    Will there be a girl so that for fun
    Has your murdered brother put on armor? "

    - "Oh, mother, do not be ashamed of my clothes,
    Oh dear mother, do not be ashamed of you people!
    All our girls, all our friends,
    Like me, they wear steel mail! "

    A neighbor sent a dzhigit to Patima,
    Words splashed ink on a piece of paper.
    But all that was written in the letter,
    The neighbor immediately memorized by heart.

    "Not daring to say, but wanting happiness,
    To you, Patima, I came with a handrail.
    He is young, he is built, courageous, handsome
    Among young men you will not find equal to him. "
    - "Tell me, neighbor, who are you talking about?
    Tell me, whose heart could I attract? "

    - "I know about Ahmed, my daughter, speech,
    Whose heart you could kindle with love.
    You please him, come, revive,
    He dies, miserable, from passionate love,
    He raves about you in reality and in a dream,
    He drowns in the abyss, burns in the fire.

    Oh bright glowing morning light
    I brought you heartfelt greetings!
    Dzhigit dies, come to the head of the bed,
    You will heal the sick with your love! "

    The midday sun was high
    A messenger on the road suddenly appeared.
    With anxiety, he arrived at Kumukh from afar,
    Like a banner, his head was fluttering.

    His horse was covered with white foam,
    And then, and the dust was covered by a messenger.
    He brought the news: with a military thunderstorm
    Timur advances, iron chrome.

    Rushing time, rushing time!
    Heralds raised a hill tribe.
    With anxiety all flew ends
    According to the small Lak villages, messengers.

    Heroes gathered for battle in Kumukh.
    Old men and old women looked after them.
    The bride and wife carried gifts
    Defenders of the brave father's land.

    In military armor, in chain mail and helmet
    Partu Patima appeared before everyone.
    She flew faster than the fire
    Dancing underneath forcing the horse.

    "Greetings to you, horsemen going to fight,
    To defend the land of the fathers from enemies! "
    - "Hello to you, our brave lioness,
    You have surpassed all the brave in heroism! "

    An eagle flock flies behind a falcon
    A detachment jumps behind a warrior girl.
    A horse under her dances, proud, considering
    That after him the horses look with envy

    Time is in a hurry - on the road, on the road!
    In the distance a hostile army appeared.
    The messengers raced, raising the alarm,
    Heralds began to collect shelves.
  6. ovod84
    ovod84 April 15 2016 07: 14
    +3
    With lime the omalon mountain squad
    A messenger rushed to the lame Timur.
    The lame man smiled arrogantly in response
    Contempt was in Timurov’s gaze.

    But he listened to the messenger to the end
    And he bulged narrow, sharp eyes.
    Hand gripping his damask blade,
    The ruler answered the messenger's word:

    - "The universe heard my cry abusive
    I captured the kings, conquered the country,
    But for the first time I see a detachment in front of me,
    For the warrior girl galloping into battle! "

    Two rati collided, witting orders,
    As if a rock fell on a mountain.
    Dotted with the heads of the heroes
    Hot blood flowed on the ground.

    Blades of shields are tired of striking
    Opponents are tired of fighting with each other,
    Tired of racing horses -
    The Mongol army was embarrassed for the first time.

    Timur did not remember such fights!
    He moved a selected army into battle,
    But the highlanders rushed with heroic courage,
    Like bold falcons to sparrows.

    The ranks of both the Mongols and the Highlanders
    They decided: let the martial artists meet.
    The Mongols sent Tugai to the cross.
    Ahmed, the Lak youth, came out to meet.

    Tugai was stronger, swung from his shoulder,
    He cut Ahmed with a blow of the sword.
    Patimat flies at the remote enemy,
    Raising a black horse’s horse.

    The blade bent, hitting the armor,
    Is the spike bent under the wind?
    About how the virgin fought with the enemy,
    The dancing, prancing horse spoke.

    Tugai swung, but Tugai saber
    The girl answered with a saber curve.
    Another wave and another wave
    And the decapitated enemy fell before her.

    The Mongols sent another into the fray,
    Shouting: "Avenge, avenge Tugai!
    He is your younger brother, - flying, sticking
    Eagle's claws into a partridge! "

    A mountain lioness hid on a rider.
    Jumped the horse, bit the bit,
    And now the blood of the adversary is flowing,
    And he falls from an expensive saddle.

    "Hooray!" announces ravines and valleys
    And thunder on the mountain thunders side,
    And the Mongols groan, the Mongols shake
    Seeing Partu Patima on a horse.

    Around the helmet, wrapping thick braids around
    Roll up my sleeves to my elbow
    Where the opponents are the most evil
    She flies with the proud fearlessness of a lion.

    Swings to the right - and beheaded the enemy
    Swing to the left - the horse will cut.
    "Hooray!" screams - and the horsemen will direct
    "Hooray!" scream - and rush forward.

    And time is passing, and time is running out
    Mongol hordes surged
    The horses cannot find their riders
    The army is fleeing Timurov.

    They told Timur, the king of half the world,
    That the army fled on horseback and on foot.
    He showered with abuse of shooters and wazir,
    He told him with his angry tongue:

    - "If you want to live among my entourage,
    In the shadow of my grief not know ahead
    Lead your army, both on foot and on horseback,
    And bring this girl to me! "

    And the girl was moving in a cloud of dust
    Surrounded by mountain heroes.
    As the stars of the horsemen surrounded her,
    Partha Patima shone like the moon.

    - "My friends, gather the dead soldiers,
    Killed in battle for their native land.
    You bring Ahmed’s body here,
    I will mourn my beloved. "

    The brave lioness did not know how to sob
    When the friends brought Ahmed,
    Fell sobbing onto a dead body
    And hot tears flowed and flowed.
  7. ovod84
    ovod84 April 15 2016 07: 15
    0
    - "I'll carry it home - our long way is difficult,
    And here I’ll bury - I will hear reproaches.
    But how to bury me - give advice
    Beloved heart, light of my eyes? "

    Ahmed's only brother answered her:
    "As you like, you can bury him.
    Oh, if I could change my fate,
    Oh, if I were to die in battle,
    To keep your lion's heart! "

    - "We fought honestly, the roads are open,
    Back to our meadows and fields.
    We’ll return to our native villages, dzhigits,
    From now on our land has exalted! "

    The heroes went, completing their work,
    And the night plunged the squad into the dark
    And a handful of highlanders then thinned,
    As in old age, teeth thin out in the mouth.
    1. Riv
      Riv April 15 2016 08: 02
      +14
      Ek got you ...
      1. ver_
        ver_ April 15 2016 09: 25
        +7
        ... none other than this Timur was his close relatives, with what pite .. yes, sir ..
    2. dkflbvbh
      dkflbvbh April 15 2016 12: 42
      +1
      I hope there will be no continuation? ..
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  9. ism_ek
    ism_ek April 15 2016 08: 20
    +4
    Campaigns of Timur gave rise to an era of great geographical discoveries. Numerous wars cut the great silk road. Europeans massively began to build ships and look for a way to India and China. The Chinese at this time, too, began to massively build a fleet, but they have stalled this initiative, because they especially did not need European goods.
  10. tegezen
    tegezen April 15 2016 09: 05
    +5
    Timur’s army was hired, so it was necessary to fight and rob constantly, so that they would be supported, and that they would not start kolobrodit at home.
  11. kon125
    kon125 April 15 2016 09: 34
    +6
    It’s interesting to instill Islam with fire and sword .. How many years have passed, but the methods are the same, this is not a conclusion. Just thinking aloud. Politically incorrect.
    1. ver_
      ver_ April 15 2016 10: 45
      0
      ... there was no Islam - the split of Paganism (polytheism) happened later .. It's all about the "grandmas" and the "cult of personality" - the army wants to eat, how to dissolve it? They will devour themselves .. their own subordinates .. - all that remains is to continue to burn, kill and rob ..
      1. Aposlya
        Aposlya April 15 2016 12: 54
        0
        Quote: ver_
        isho of Islam is not a bulo - the split of Paganism (polytheism) occurred later ..


        Tamerlan lived in the 14th century, and Islam appeared in the 6th century ...
        You seem to have formed a pagan split in the brain ... smile
        1. ver_
          ver_ April 16 2016 04: 41
          -2
          ... Islam appeared as a result of the planting of the cult of Christ by the Jews .. Christ - was born a Jew .. Year of birth -1152 .. Crucified on the cross (like a robber) in 1185 ..
          1. Aposlya
            Aposlya April 16 2016 07: 39
            -1
            Quote: ver_
            Islam appeared as a result of the planting of the cult of Christ by the Jews .. Christ - was born a Jew .. Year of birth -1152 .. Crucified on the cross (like a robber) in 1185 ..

            You’d better shout less about your errors in the form of the Fomenkovsky-Nosov Labud! Otherwise, they won’t take you seriously ... laughing
  12. thinker
    thinker April 15 2016 11: 53
    +5
    Ninety captured elephants carried stones from the Indian quarries for the construction of a mosque in Samarkand.

    Construction lasted 5 years, the Bibi Khanym mosque is a giant cathedral mosque, once the largest mosque in the Islamic world and the largest building in old Samarkand.
  13. ratfly
    ratfly April 15 2016 14: 35
    0
    The tomb of Timur was opened by Soviet archaeologists in 1941. June 22 ... As predicted, anyone who disturbed the peace of a great warrior would release a great evil that would bring untold misfortunes ... Timur is a sacred figure for Russia. So we are waiting for the continuation. Repetition is the mother of learning. Once again remember will not hurt.
    1. Bramb
      Bramb April 15 2016 16: 10
      +3
      Yeah. And the fact that for the war it is necessary to build tanks, guns, aircraft, and before that design them, build factories, smelting ore, etc. - years of focused training - this is so, nonsense. But archaeologists - they are to blame.
      And remember the saying in full: "Repetition is the mother of learning, the consolation of fools."
      1. ratfly
        ratfly April 16 2016 11: 30
        +2
        Lord The child woke up! He needs tanks ... Prophecies then come true when everything is ready. That's why they are prophecies. Otherwise, it’s not worth remembering. But archaeologists are not to blame, not they, so others would have climbed. But the saying has been spoiled in vain, many things need to be constantly reminded, otherwise they quickly forget. Europeans as an example.
    2. Rastas
      Rastas April 15 2016 22: 52
      +1
      Exactly, they opened the grave, and Hitler was hit with urine in the head, and in a couple of hours he decided to send his army to the east. Probably adults, but believe in rubbish.
      1. ratfly
        ratfly April 16 2016 11: 36
        +1
        Another child. Hitler's urine hit immediately after birth. And this "rubbish" was announced long before the birth of Aloizych. The very fact of an accurate prophecy is interesting. And to believe, not to believe is another question.
  14. Lex.
    Lex. April 15 2016 15: 58
    +1
    What is interesting is that Timur saved Christian Byzantium by defeating Turkey for 50 years
  15. Robert Nevsky
    Robert Nevsky April 15 2016 19: 32
    0
    Oh, what a pity that Timur did not understand the Turks ...
    1. Rastas
      Rastas April 15 2016 22: 53
      0
      Rejoice, otherwise your people wouldn’t have seemed to you.
    2. ver_
      ver_ April 16 2016 04: 45
      -1
      ... so their Toda isho is not a bulo .. well, these same ones are the Turks ..
  16. Loki-german
    Loki-german 22 June 2016 23: 08
    0
    Once again I ask: Tamerlane, according to the annals, erected pyramids from human skulls, approx. 700000. Who is he, then, is not Hitler the Middle Ages?