KHALID, Adeeb - Munavvar qori’s “Memoirs”: An Uzbek Confession-Testimony from the Files of the Secret Police

slovo:3248 - Slovo, April 6, 2017, The autobiographical discourse to the test of powers Europe - Russia - Eurasia
Munavvar qori’s “Memoirs”: An Uzbek Confession-Testimony from the Files of the Secret Police

Authors: KHALID, Adeeb

This a rticle explores t he s o-called “ Memoirs” o f M unavvar qori Abdurashidxon o’g’li (1878-1931), a major figure in the politics of Turkestanin the era of the revolution and an early victim of the OGPU. The autobiographical text is a series of pokazanija written while Munavvar qori was under arrest in which he describes his political activities since the revolution. The article analyses the way in which Munavvar qori presents himself—a combination limited confession with plausible denial or extenuation—and the way he deploys language. The article also presents lengthy excerpts in English translation.


Source : oai:HAL:hal-01502318v1
Volume: The autobiographical discourse to the test of powers Europe - Russia - Eurasia
Section: Beyond the steppes of Central Asie
Published on: April 6, 2017
Submitted on: April 6, 2017
Keywords: Uzbek,1917 Revolution,Turkestan,OGPU,djadids, GPU, Djadides, Turkestan, Ouzbek,Munovvar Qori, Révolution de 1917,[SHS.LITT] Humanities and Social Sciences/Literature


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