Makhmud Hadji Ugly Mukhammedyar

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Mukhammed’yar, Makhmud Hadji Ugly

 

Date of birth and death unknown. Sixteenth-century Tatar poet.

Mukhammed’yar’s narrative poems The Men’s Gift (1539–40) and The Light of Hearts (1542) were a landmark in Tatar literature. He advocated sympathy and love for the common people and demanded justice from the rulers. Mukhammed’yar made extensive use of the devices of Tatar oral poetry as he continued the Oriental poetic tradition of the moralizing parable.

WORKS

Tökhfi mäardän. Nurisodur. Poëmalar [Sh. Abilovnïng keresh mäkaläse belän]. Kazan, 1966.

REFERENCES

Berezin, I. N. “Opisanie turetsko-tatarskikh rukopisei, khraniashchikhsia v bibliotekakh S.-Peterburga.” Zhurn. Min-va narodnogo prosveshcheniia, 1846, part 50, section 3.
Isanbát, N. “Kazan khanlïgï chorï ädäbiyät ïnnan Mökhämmäd’yár Mäkhmüd ug”lï äsärläre.” Sovetädäbiyäti 1941, no. 4.
Abilov, Sh. “Tökhfäi märdän.” Sovet ädäbiyätï 1959, no. 3.
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