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The National Library continues its activities within the framework of the 8th Baku International Book Fair


On October 6, a presentation ceremony of the bibliography book "Khurshidbanu Natavan" as well as the electronic database "Khurshidbanu Natavan" was held in the Uzeyir Hajibeyli presentation zone of the Expo center, jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the National Library.

Director of the National Library of Azerbaijan, Professor Karim Tahirov opened the event and first greeted the guests. He said that this year, by order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev, the 190th anniversary of Khurshidbanu Natavan, a prominent figure of Azerbaijani artistic thought, is being celebrated in our country.

The first presentation of the bibliography book, which we presented today, was held on September 9 in front of Khurshidbanu Natavan's house in Shusha. During the presentation, the exhibition of the National Library dedicated to the life and creativity of Khurshidbanu Natavan was also shown.The director emphasized that the presentation ceremony coincided with a very beautiful day. Thus, the 8th Baku International Book Fair is held in our country as a book festival. On this book festival, we are re-presenting Khurshidbanu Natavan's bibliography.

At the presentation ceremony, Gulchin Gasimova, a 3rd-year student of ADMIU, performed Khurshidbanu Natavan's ghazals "Nechin Gelmez", "Garanfil" and "Konlum".

The bibliography contains the works, life and creativity of Khan's daughter, her social activities, as well as her publications preserved in the world's richest libraries. It was noted that the bibliography is intended for literary scholars, researchers, journalists, librarian-bibliographers and a wide readership. It was emphasized that the activities related to Khurshidbanu Natavan's creativity will continue until the end of the year.

Ilgar Fahmi, secretary of the Azerbaijan Writers' Union, said that many events were held during the year to celebrate the 190th anniversary of Khurshidbanu Natavan. He noted that this bibliography prepared by the National Library is a contribution to the anniversary of Khurshidbanu Natavan. I. Fahmi said that the bibliographies prepared by the National Library on this topic are very valuable for all readers, researchers and scientists.

K. Tahirov noted that during this year the National Library prepared two bibliographies dedicated to Shusha. One of them is dedicated to the culture of Shusha, and the other to the history of the city of Shusha.

Later, the President of the State Library of Russia Viktor Vasilyevich Federov made a speech and greeted the guests. He said that the presented bibliography is a valuable publication not only for Azerbaijani, but also for Russian researchers.

Nigar Ismayilova, director of BSU's Scientific Library, Sona Khayal, an employee of ANAS Manuscripts Institute, and others spoke.

Directors and employees of the libraries of Albania, Russia, Latvia and Kyrgyzstan took part in the events.




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