CULTURE


Gasim bay Zakir - descendant of famous dynasty of Karabakh

Baku, March 14, AZERTAC

Shusha city of Azerbaijan – the pearl of Karabakh, which was liberated from Armenia's decades-long illegal occupation on November 8, 2020, and declared as the “Cultural Capital of Azerbaijan” by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, is also the birthplace of a prominent poet Gasim bay Zakir who was a descendant of the famous ruling Javanshirs dynasty of Karabakh.

He was born in 1784 in the city of Shusha. The most ruthless critics in Zakir's satire are those who violate the rights of the weak and powerless.

He wrote on various topics: "Prince and Person", "Prince, lover and young lover", "Cooking of the lover", "About the lover and the lover", "Zovci-ahar", "Tarlan and the messenger", "The man who lost his camel".

He has also written verse stories such as "The Girl with the Dervish", "The Shameless Dervish", "The Immoral Gazi".

In Zakir's stories, love is described as a sublime and noble human feeling. The importance of Zakir's representations in realist creativity is exceptional.

"Lion, Wolf and Jackal", "Camel and Donkey", "Fox and Wolf", "About treacherous comrades", "Snake, Camel, Turtle", "Fox and Lion", "About Loyal Friends" are few to mention.

He died in Shusha in 1857 and was buried in the city's Mirza Hasan cemetery.

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