Dekhoti, Abdusalom Pirmukhammad-Zade

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Dekhoti, Abdusalom Pirmukhammad-Zade


Born Mar. 14, 1911, in the village of Bagimaidan, near Samarkand; died Jan. 30, 1962, in Dushanbe. Soviet Tadzhik writer. Became a member of the CPSU in 1941.

Dekhoti, whose first poems were published in 1929, wrote some early short stories that showed the influence of Aini. His collection Poems and Short Stories (1940) won him recognition. In his Selected Poems (1945) the Great Patriotic War of 1941–45 provides the predominant themes. After the war much of his verse was devoted to the building of socialism (Flowing Water on Its Way, 1948) and the fight for a lasting peace on earth (The Dove of Peace, 1951); several of his poems became songs. His satirical tales are subtly flavored with folk humor. Dekhoti was the author of dramas and comedies (Light in the Mountains, 1948, and other plays). He also prepared classics and works of folk literature for publication, including Bakhram and the Seven Beauties (1941) and the collection Tadzhik Folk Quatrains (1958).


Kulliyot, vols. 1–5. Dushanbe, 1965–66.
Khayot kadam mezanad. [Dushanbe] 1961.
Jangi odam ob kŭhsor. [Dushanbe] 1961.
In Russian translation:
Idet protochnaia voda. [Dushanbe] 1957.


Iskandarov, M. Abdusalom Dekhoti. [Dushanbe] 1961.
Pisateli Tadzhikistana. [Dushanbe] 1966.
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