April 10, 2019, a memorial evening on the topic “Eternity of Kadiri” dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the prominent figure of Uzbek literature Abdulla Kadiri was held at the National Library of Uzbekistan. The event was attended by writers and poets, literary critics and linguists, students and library users.
Opening the event, a member of the Writers' Union of Uzbekistan, the poet Shukur Kurbon emphasized the role of libraries in raising youth interest in reading and spreading the culture of reading among the population. "This event is aimed at studying the creativity of Abdulla Kadiri, who had a strong and an effective influence on the formation of the spiritual world of our people, as well as popularizing its patriotic spirit among young people, devotion to the national ideology, educating the young generation in the spirit of national spiritual and historical values", -he said .
At the beginning of the event a fragment from the feature film “The days gone by” was shown.
Abdulla Kadiri, a prominent figure of the 20th century Uzbek literature and the founder of the Uzbek novel, was born on April 10, 1894 in Tashkent. In 1904-1906 he studied in the madrasa, in 1908-1910 in the Russian-native school, which he successfully graduated ffrom. In1923 - 1926 he studied at the Bryusov literary institute in Moscow. In 1919 he worked as an editor of the newspaper "Ozik Ishlari", in 1920 he was the secretary of trade unions, in 1923-1926 A. Kadiri became the founder of the satirical magazine "Mushtum" ("Fist") where he worked . In 1914-1916, he wrote his first poems “Tuy” (Wedding), “Ahvolimiz” (Our condition), “Millatimga” (To my nation), “Fikr Aylagil”, the drama “Bahtsiz Kuev” (Unhappy groom) and the story “ Zhuvonboz ”. A. Kadyri wrote in 1916 the story “Ulokda”, in 1920 the satirical stories “Kalvak Makhzumning Hotira Daftridan” (From Kalvak Makhzum's notebook), “Toshpulat tajang nima deydir?” (What does the stubborn Tashpulat say?) . The writer, having collected all his literary prowess, wrote the novel “Uthang Kunlar” (days gone by) in 1924–1926, the novel “Mehrobdan Chayon” (Scorpio from the altar) in 1929, and in 1934 the novel “Obed Ketmon” (Abid - Ketmen).
He translated the into Uzbek language “Physics” by Abdulla Shunosi, “The Marriage” by N.V. Gogol, and the “Apple Orchard” by A.P. Chekhov.
Z.Isomiddinov, Ph.D. also noted the great importance attached to the years of independence to literature, which plays an important role in preserving the rich history and ancient traditions, and which is an integral part of our people’s spirituality and national consciousness, as well as scientific research aimed at in-depth study of A. Kadiri .
During the event, a photo-illustrative exhibition entitled “Eternity of Kadiri” opened, dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the prominent figure of Uzbek literature Abdulla Kadiri. It presents collections of selected works of the writer and books telling about his work.
The participants of the event received answers to many of their questions and expressed gratitude to the organizers of the event.
Press Service of the National Library of Uzbekistan