People and Personalities of Tajikistan

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Olim Kamalov

Olim Kamalov is one of the few professional miniaturists in Tajikistan. Kamalov was born in 1960 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. He graduated from Art School and Art College named after M.Olimov in 1979. He learnt the technique of Palekh miniature art and became a chief artist of the Armugon factory in [ ... read more ]

Category: Artist Teacher Other   |   Last Update: 07-12-2016
Image Caption: Family of artists, Olim Kamalov and Sarvinoz Hodjieva
Image Credits: Wikipedia

Imomov Chinor

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Category: Politician Writer   |   Last Update: 19-11-2016

Ilolov Mamadshon

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Category: Academician Teacher Scholar   |   Last Update: 19-11-2016

Ikromi Jalol

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Category: Writer   |   Last Update: 19-11-2016

Muhammad Sharif Himmatzoda

First chair of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) in the period 1990-1999. His first steps into the Islamic movement were in the 1980s and underground. In 1992, during the civil war that ravaged Tajikistan, he was at the head of 8000 people against Rahmon Nabiev's forces. Forced t [ ... read more ]

Category: Politician   |   Last Update: 10-11-2016

Safieva Gulrukhsor

A poet graduated from the Tajik State Univeristy. She was elected to the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and chaired the USSR fund for culture in Tajikistan. [ ... read more ]

Category: Writer   |   Last Update: 10-11-2016

Donish Ahmad

Donish Ahmad was an important figure in the Jadidia movement that spread all over Central Asia. Through his missions in Russia as a diplomat he familiarized with liberal reformist ideas of his era. The book, Navodir ul-Vaqoe (Rare Stories), is critical towards the medieval society of Bukhara. Jad [ ... read more ]

Category: Architect Writer Scholar   |   Last Update: 10-11-2016

Davlatov Davlatali

First deputy chair of President Emomali Rahmon's ruling People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan (PDPT). [ ... read more ]

Category: Politician   |   Last Update: 10-11-2016

Babakhanov Umed

Babakhanov is a journalist and director of the media group Asia-Plus, who he launched back in 1996. He started his career as a journalist in 1987 with Tajik newspaper Komsomolets Tadzhikistana and between 1991 and 1996 he covered the role of staff correspondent for the Moscow newspaper Komsomolsk [ ... read more ]

Category: Journalist   |   Last Update: 10-11-2016

Abdujaboor Tohir

Abdujaboor Tohir was the founder of the Rastokhez civil movement. After a degree in economics obtained from the Tajik State University, in 1971, he worked at the Institute of Economy and as a translator in Iran and Afghanistan. It is in 1989 that he launched the Rastokhez. Between 1990 and 1992 h [ ... read more ]

Category: Politician   |   Last Update: 10-11-2016

Ibrahim Bek - Leader of the Basmachi

Ibrahim Bek was the leader of the anti-Soviet group Basmachi. He belonged to the Uzbek Lakai tribe in Eastern Bukhara. In the 1920s he led an organized resistance against the Soviet military. He was a religious conservative. Bek and his Basmachi were engaged and defeated by Red Army units of the [ ... read more ]

Category: Other   |   Last Update: 24-10-2016