The 90th anniversary of Chingiz Aitmatov is widely celebrated in Uzbekistan
The 90th anniversary of Chingiz Aitmatov is widely celebrated in Uzbekistan. As part of the celebration, the Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies hosted the conference titled ‘Chingiz Aitmatov is an outstanding classic of world literature.’ Participants gave presentations on the life and work of the public figure as well as read excerpts from his works. Scholars studying the work of the Kyrgyz writer highlighted interesting facts from the writer’s biography and his contribution to strengthening friendly relations between the Central Asian republics.
TULANBAI KURBANOV, RESEARCHER, TRANSLATOR:
- Chingiz Aitmatov was not only an outstanding writer, but also a talented diplomat. He devoted 20 years of his profession to diplomacy and to the public. He addressed the most pressing topics. The diplomat was fair and as a writer he showed ways to solving problems.
AKHMADZHON MELOBIYEV, HEAD, CHINGIZ AITMATOV CENTER AT NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF UZBEKISTAN
- Mostly writers write about their country, society and era. Chingiz Aitmatov addressed the topics that are common to humanity. People in Europe, Africa and in the United States can relate to his works. Not everyone has deep understanding and feeling as him.
As part of the celebration of the significant date, a memoir titled "Chingiz Aitmatov and Uzbekistan" will be published. Moreover, a documentary about his life and work is expected to be filmed, a new theatrical play about him will be staged and a feature film based on the author’s works will be shot. Meanwhile, one of the main streets in Tashkent will be named after Chingiz Aitmatov.