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(full name, Zul’fiia Israilova). Born Mar. 1 (14), 1915, in Tashkent. Soviet Uzbek poet. Member of the CPSU since 1953.

Zul’fiia’s first collection of poems was Pages of Life (1932). During the Great Patriotic War (1941–45) she wrote patriotic poems. Her poems “Khul’kar” (1947) and “I Sing the Dawn” (1950; Russian translation, 1951) portray postwar life and re-create the image of Soviet women workers. Many of Zul’fiia’s poems, including the collection Those Close to My Heart ( 1958) and ‘‘ Heart on a Journey’’ (1966), are devoted to the struggle for peace and to the friendship of peoples. Zul’fiia is a lyric poet who sings of nature (“Gift of the Valley,” 1966; “My Spring,” 1967; and “The Waterfall,” 1969). She is the author of the libretto for the opera Zainab and Aman, which is based on a narrative poem by Kh. Alimdzhan.


[Zulfiyä.]Tänlängän äsärlär. Tashkent, 1959.
Sh”erlär. Tashkent, 1963.
Kuylärim sizgä. Tashkent, 1965.
In Russian translation:
Lirika. Moscow, 1958.
Stikhi. Tashkent, 1959.
Stikhotvoreniia. Moscow, 1961.


Kostyria, V. “Tvorchestvo Zul’fii.” Zvezda Vostoka, 1953, no. 6.
Qäyumov, L. Shairä Zulfiyä. Tashkent, 1965.
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