(pseudonym of Salikh Vazykhovich Batalov). Born 1905 in the village of Bol’shoi Tiganali in the Middle Volga Region. Soviet Tatar writer. Born into a peasant family; became a pilot.
Battal began publishing in 1924. His first collection of poems, Song of the Years, appeared in 1929; later collections were Verses (1940) and Motherland (1944). His other works include the novel Pilots (1935), the plays The Hand-Painted Kerchief (1933) and The Ordeal (1941), the novella in verse On the High Road (1950), the short stories “Notes of a Pilot” (1951) and “Soviet People” (1962), and the novel in verse On the Cheremshan (1967). Battal has also translated the works of Pushkin and Mayakovsky into the Tatar language.
WORKSShigïr’ lär häm poämalar. Kazan, 1959.
Komediyälär. Kazan, 1959.
In Russian translation:
Tern, kto pomog . . . : Izbr. stikhi i poemy. Kazan, 1956.