Contribution to the “Year of Shusha” – Publication of the Book “Shusha – the Pearl of Karabakh”
Within the Year of the City of Shusha, declared in the country, The State Translation Centre (AzSTC) has published an elegantly designed book-album “Shusha – the Pearl of Karabakh” which tells about the history of the ancient cradle of culture of Azerbaijan – the city of Shusha, founded in 1752 as a defensive fortress and the capital of the Karabakh Khanate.
It is planned to publish this book in several foreign countries in English, Turkish, Russian and Arabic. The information about the ancient culture of the city, religious shrines, architectural monuments, foreign trade relations, the life and creative activities of outstanding natives of the city, who entered the history of Azerbaijan and the world culture, is presented in the following chapters: “Shusha - the capital of the Karabakh Khanate”, “Construction of Shusha city”, “The emblem of Shusha city and the famous Karabakh horses depicted on the emblem”, “Nature, landscape and climate of Shusha city”, “Population and quarters of Shusha city”, “Religious monuments of Shusha city”, “Shusha - the centre of crafts and trade”, “Shusha - the temple of education, culture and art”, “Heydar Aliyev and Shusha”, “Shusha - the cherished dream of Armenian invaders”, “We are back, Shusha!” and “The renewed Shusha.”
The project manager is Afag Masud, People’s Writer, the Responsible Secretary of Archival Materials is Haji Narimanoghlu, PhD in History, and the editor is Irada Musaly.
The copies of the edition will be available one of these days at one of the many bookstore locations listed below in the coming days:
‘Akademiya’ book house
‘Baku Book Center’
‘Chiraq’ Book House
Book house of the Presidential Administration of the Azerbaijan Republic
Sales kiosk of the Azerbaijan University of Languages
Orkhan Fikretoglu’s creativity on Spanish Literary Portal
“Alquibla”, the popular Spanish literature portal, has posted in Spanish the short story “The Tale of the Last Valiant” by Orkhan Fikretoglu, a popular Azerbaijani writer, as part of the AzSTC project “Azerbaijan Literature in an International Virtual World.”
The Book “Heydar Aliyev and Georgia” Presented in Tbilisi
The presentation ceremony of the book “Heydar Aliyev and Georgia” dedicated to the “Year of Heydar Aliyev” and published by the leading Georgian “Merani” Publishing House has been held in Tbilisi. In her opening speech at the event launched in the large assembly hall of the Parliament of Georgia Makvala Gonashvili, the Chairman of the Writers’ Union of Georgia and winner of the Rustaveli State Prize, spoke about Heydar Aliyev’s decisive role in the political, economic and social life of Georgia in the difficult periods of its history and energy projects thanks to which fundamental changes in the field of policy and economic realities in the region had been achieved. Then, Afag Masud, the Board Chair of the Azerbaijan State Translation Centre and People’s Writer took the floor.
The Book “Heydar Aliyev and Georgia” Is Out
The book “Heydar Aliyev and Georgia”, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founder of modern Azerbaijan, the world-famous political figure Heydar Aliyev, has been published in Tbilisi by the joint efforts of the Georgian intelligentsia and the Azerbaijan State Translation Centre (AzSTC).