Azhiniiaz, Kosybai uly

Azhiniiaz, Kosybai uly

 

Born 1824; died 1878. Kara-Kalpak poet; also wrote in Uzbek and Kazakh.

Azhiniiaz wrote popular love and philosophical poetry, with social inequality and the thirst for a better life for the people as its basic theme. His poem Bozatau depicts the Kara-Kalpak uprising for national independence against the Khiva khan in 1858–59.

WORKS

Tangglaul’i qosïqlar toplamï. Nökis, 1949.
Tangglamalï shïgharmalarï. Nökis, 1965.

REFERENCE

Davkaraev, N. Ocherki po istorii dorevoliutsionnoi karakalpakskoi literatury. Tashkent, 1959.
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