Khamid Guliam

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Khamid Guliam


(pen name of Khamid Ubaidullaevich Guliamov). Born Apr. 25, 1919, in Tashkent. Soviet Uzbek writer. Honored Art Worker of the Uzbek SSR (1969). Member of the CPSU since 1955.

Khamid Guliam graduated from the Tashkent Pedagogical Institute in 1941 and later became director of the Gafur Guliam Publishing House in Tashkent. He was first published in 1936.

In addition to the historical novel The Luminary (books 1–2, 1958–61; Russian translation, 1958–61), which deals with the revolution, Khamid Guliam has written the novel The Hungry Steppe (1963; Russian translation, 1965), which portrays the development of the virgin lands. His novel The Road to You (1964) deals with social conditions. He has also written the sociopsychological novel The People of Tashkent (1967; Russian translation, 1968).

In 1960, Khamid Guliam published The Continents Do Not Sleep, a collection of ballads on internationalist themes. He has translated comedies by Shakespeare and Lope de Vega, The Stone Guest and The Fountain of Bakhchisarai by A. S. Pushkin, and other works. Khamid Guliam has been awarded two orders and various medals.


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