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Rajabov B. M.


The article deals with the issues concerned with material and spiritual life in the journalistic works belonging to the pen of the powerful poet who lived in the second half of the 20th century - Loiq Sherali. While considering L. Sherali`s first series of articles devoted to the restoration of national traditions, the author of the article came to the conclusion that they had a significant impact on the revival, expansion of national rituals and ceremonies of Tajiks in response to the needs of that time. It is noted that the poet speaks about fast developing social, economic and political crisis in majority of articles written in the period of transformation (perstroyka), and considers Gorbachev’s transformation (perestroyka) very needed for the Soviet community. L. Sherali thought more about the actual issues beset with social and spiritual life of the nation and country, and constantly encouraged the people, especially the intellectuals to think more in the way of the formation of their own spiritual world and to find answers to the problems the society faced.


creativity of Loik Sherali, Gorbachev’s transformation (perestroyka), cultural processes, journalism, national rites and rituals, national traditions


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2.    Self-cognition lesson: Collection of articles. In two books. - Dushanbe: Irfon, 1989-1990. - 272 + 400 p.

3.    Death is the life, the life is death: introduction // Tombstone: Verses about tombstones and mausoleums / prepared and author of introduction L. Sherali. - Dushanbe: Adib, 1993. - P. 3-8.

4.    Sherali, L. On the chapter of tradition and new style / L. Sherali // the Komsomoli Tojikiston. - 1967. - July 7.

5.    Sherali, L. Jamoli Sughdian: On the preservation of historical monuments and ancestral heritage / L. Sherali, O. Latifi // Komsomoli Tojikiston. 1969. - January 10. -P. 4 (from "Komsomolskaya Pravda". - 1969. - January 4).

6.    Sherali, L. The value of monuments: on the attitude to historical monuments in Tajikistan / L. Sherali //Maorif va Madaniyat ( Education and culture). - 1969. - March 1.

7.    Sherali, L. The truth wins / L. Sherali // Maorif va Madaniyat ( Education and culture). - 1980. - February 5.

8.    Sherali, L. Milk and sugar. Our friend, our brother: Days of Tajik literature and art in Uzbekistan. - Tashkent: Literary literature and art named after Ghafur Ghulam publishing house, 1981. - P. 34-36.

9.    Sherali, L. Mirzo Tursunzoda`s two streets: on the naming of two streets in Dagestan named after the Tajik poet / L. Sherali // Madaniyati Tojikiston (Culture of Tajikistan). - 1982. - June 29. - No. 52 (156). - P. 3.

10.Sherali, L. Happy verses / L. Sherali //Madanoiyati Tojikiston ( Culture of Tajikistan). - 1983. - December 2.

11.Sherali, L. “The Sound of the East” drowned in water / L. Sherali // Literature and art. - 1986. - September 25. - No. 39 (259). - P. 3.

12.Sherali, L. At the crossroads (concerned with the issues of spiritual environment) / L. Sherali // Soviet Tajikistan. - 1987. - January 17; also: Self-cognition lesson: Collection of articles. - Dushanbe: Irfon, 1989. - P. 148-153.

13.Sherali, L. If the candle does not see fire: Interview with the editor-in-chief of “Sadoi Sharq” magazine L. Sherali on the quality and publication of magazine articles / Interviewer Kh. Muhammadiev // Adabiyot va San’at (Literature and art). - 1988. - September 15. - P. 13.

14.Sherali, L. Shall we separate or come together? / L. Sherali // Tojikistoni Soveti (the Soviet Tajikistan). - 1990. - No. 24 (28).

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Friday, 17 November 2023