Kasymaly Baialinov

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Baialinov, Kasymaly


Born Sept. 15, 1902, in the area of Kok-Moinok, now in Issyk-Kul’ Raion, Kirghiz SSR. Soviet Kirghiz writer.

Baialinov was born into the family of a nomadic herdsman. He began writing in 1923, and his novella Adzhar (1928), concerning the tragic lot of women during the Middle Asian uprising, was the first realistic work in Kirghiz prose. From 1929 to 1940 he wrote short stories about the new life in Soviet Kirghizia (for example, “Murad” and “The Lucky Drover”). The cycle of stories entitled Under Fire was devoted to the subject of war. In the novella On the Banks of the Issyk-Kul’ (1947) the life of a kolkhoz village during wartime was shown. The novella Kurman Valley (1958) describes one of the episodes of the 1916 uprising. Baialinov’s novel Brotherhood (1962; Russian translation 1965, reissued 1967) is imbued with ideas of the brotherhood of peoples and proletarian internationalism.


Köl boyunda. Frunze, 1959.
Boordoshtor, 2nd ed. Frunze, 1967.
In Russian translation:
Schast’e: Povesti i rasskazy. Moscow, 1948.
Dolina Kurmana: Povesti, rasskazy, ocherki. Frunze, 1958.
Adzhar. Frunze, 1965.


Tülögabïlov, M. Kasïmalï Bayalinovdun chïgarmachïlïk jolu. Frunze, 1966.
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