September 12, 2012

“Khamsa” was published in a new format on the occasion of the 870th jubilee of great Azerbaijani poet and thinker Nizami Ganjavi

Works by great Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi – “Treasury of Secrets”, “Khosrov and Shirin”, “Leyli and Majnun”, “Seven Beauties” and “Iskendername”  poems – were, for the first time, published in Azerbaijani in separate books.

Prepared with support from the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Azerbaijan Republic and the Ganja city Executive Authority, each of the 5 poems collected in a bigger format has been given a foreword with comprehensive expression of the work’s essence.

Presented in translations of Khalil Yusif, Samad Vurghun, Mammad Rahim, Abdulla Shaig and Mikail Rzaguluzade, the “Khamsa” has been added a CD. The disk includes songs and love songs written by Uzeir Hajybeyli, Fikret Amirov, Jahangir Jahangirov, Tofig Gouliyev,  Shafiga Akhundova and other composers to the poems of Nizami Ganjavi, “Khosrov and Shirin” Opera by Niyazi, “Nizami” Opera by Afrasiab Badalbayli,  “Nizami” Symphony by Fikret Amirov,  as well as works written by Gara Garayev, Jovdat Hajiyev, Ramiz Mustafayev and other composers to the great poet’s poems for choir.

Included in “Khamsa” in a new representation prepared on the initiative of President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva, the five poems have been decorated with colourful illustrations taken from the National Museum of Azerbaijani Literature named after Nizami Ganjavi under the Azerbaijan National Academy of Science.

Another form of Khamsa has been published. Presented as a collection with support from the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ganja City Executive Authority, the publication is comprised of five books. Poems included in “Khamsa” have been given in separate books. In a new publication presented to readers, new translation of the “Khosrov and Shirin” poem in Azerbaijani was given in its original size – in aruz rhythm , and expressed in accordance with today’s requirements of our language.

In the book “History and Destiny of the Nizami Mausoleum” being among the new publications, various conditions the tomb erected at the beginning of the 13th century over the great thinker’s grave was subjected to throughout the history  and its causes are analysed. Interesting facts have been reflected in the book about repeated repair of the tomb ruined as a result of policy pursued by Iran, Ottoman and Russian Empires, and other works done to this end.

In addition to other publications, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation has been continuously publishing various works by Azerbaijani classics. High polygraphic printing of “Khamsa”, which is considered to be Nizami’s creative manifest, may be assessed as a successive project in this sphere. The new publication is worthy contribution to the 870th jubilee of founding father of the epic-romantic genre in the world’s poetry, bright representative of the Oriental Renaissance, thinker Nizami Ganjavi.