Payvand’s New Executive Officer


On 18th July 2008, members of the consultative meeting of the Supreme Advisory Board to the Office of the President, responsible for “Improving Social Relations and Public Augmentations” had a meeting with members of the Executive Board of Payvand (The International Forum for Persian Speaking People). Mr Fatahov, chief advisor to the office of President, conveyed the outcome of the consultative meetings and pointed out that Mr Isomiddin Salohiddin, after protracted studies, has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Payvand Society. He pointed out government’s satisfaction with good services of late Prof. Manyazov and conveyed president’s message for the expansion of Payvand activities in the years ahead. A brief profile of Dr. Isomiddin Salohiddin is provided here.

Obituary – Professor Manyazov


Obituary – Professor Manyazov 2008

Prof. Abd al-Qadir Manyazov, Executive Officer of the International Forum  of Persian Speaking People (Payvand), passed away on 3rd May 2008. He was born on 10th August 1930 in the suburb of Kanbadam, some 45km north of Khojand. A noble personality with vast knowledge of Persian language, literature and Socio-political affairs of Tajikistan, Prof. Manyazov had a fruitful life serving Tajikistan and its people on various capacities. A summary of his life achievements is provided here.

The Year of Rudaki


The Year of Rudaki and Persian Language: Dushanbe 5-11 September 2008.

The opening session of Rudaki’s International Conference was chaired by His Excellency Emamali Rahman President of the Republic of Tajikistan and Chair of the Forum of Persian Speaking People of the World (Payvand). In his speech President Rahman praised the role of Rudaki in the development of Persian language, poetry and what is known as Persian / Tajik Culture and civilisation. Prof. Ilalov, director of the Academy of Science welcomed the audience and declared the conference open. Other speakers in this session were: Prof. Osmanov (Russia), Prof. Dinashayov (Tajikistan), Prof. Sayed Akhtar Husain (India), Dr. Abbas Vafaei (Iran), Prof. Bahora Khoramzod (Uzbekistan).

The following is an alphabetical list of participants and the title of their presentation in English language. Names have been transliterated from the Persian alphabetical version produced by the organisers and may not be an exact transliteration of the original. Titles also have been rendered in summary form.  The conference was divided into five departments namely: (1) Rudaki: Art & Culture;  (2) Rudaki: History & Philosophy; (3) Chair of Philosophy; (4) Rudaki & Persian language; and (5) Rudaki: Contemporary and Classical Literatures.

Alphabetical list:
Aa’zam-zod (Tajikistan): Dawlatshah’s Humiliation of Rudaki.
Abdolsharifov, A (Tajikistan): Musical Substratum in the Formation of Rudaki’s Poem.
Abdullahyev, A. (Tajikistan): Tatavi’s “Muntakhab al-Lughat” and Arabic Words in Rudaki’s Poetry.
Abdusatarov, ‘A. (Tajikistan): Revelation and Intuition in Rudaki’s Poems.
Abedov, D. (Tajikistan): A glance into Folklores related to Rudaki.
Achelov (Uzbekistan): Uzbek Translations of Rudaki’s Poems.
Adinayev, N. S. (Tajikistan): An Ode from Rudaki.
Afaridayev, N. (Tajikistan): Word Combinations in Rudaki’s Poem.
Afsoon, Ghambar (Iran): The Attachment of Poetry and Music in Rudaki’s Royal Poetry.
Afzalov, S & Saidzadeh, J. (Tajikistan): Teaching Rudaki’s works in Schools and its difficulties.
Ajami, M. (Tajikistan): Artistic and Poetc Tricks in Rudaki’s Works.
Akbar-zod, M. (Tajikistan): A glance into correctness of one stanza of Rudaki’s Poem.
Akhaniyazov, W. (Tajikistan): “Variation” in Rudaki’s Poetry.
Alimardanov, A. (Tajikistan): Rudaki’s popularity in Indo-Pakistan.
Alimov, K. (Tajikistan): Philosophical Trends in Samanid era and their Reflection in Rudaki’s Poetry.
Alimova, N. (Tajikistan): Turqul Zihni and his views about Celebrating Rudaki.
Amirgholov, S.  (Tajikistan): ‘Uawfi and his knowledge of Rudaki.
Amiri, A. T. (Iran): A Blind or  a Visionary Poet.
Ariyanfar (Afghanistan): Rationalism in Samanid Era.
Ashorov, G. (Tajikistan): Rudaki’s Time: The Era of the Formation of Tajiki Identity.
Atayeva, M. (Tajikistan): Rudaki and Development of Persian Language.
Azizi, F. (Tajikistan): The Genre of “Tarana” and Rudaki’s contribution in its discovery.
Azurabekov, S (Tajikistan): Spiritual Richness in Rudaki’s Poems.
Babajanova, B. (Tajikistan): Humanistic Expressions in Rudaki’s Poetry.
Babayev, F. (Tajikistan): Aesthetic in Rudaki’s Poems.
Barzin Mehr, Abdulghani (Afghanistan): Rudaki and Praise of Wine.
Bashiri, Ahmad (Iran): Rudaki and Abu al-Qasim Lahuti.
Biymatov, L. (Tajikistan): Court Terminology in Rudaki’s Poems.
Brakinskaya, L. Y. (Russia): Reading of Rudaki Based on Old Dictionaries.
Dadkhodayeva (Tajikistan): Rudaki’s Cultural Centre.
Danish-Zadeh, A (Iran): Ultra-Psychological Study of Rudaki’s Poetry.
Dargahi, Z. (Iran): Reflection of Rudaki and his Works in Iranian National Curriculum.
Dawlatbekov, L. Imagination in Rudaki’s Poems.
Derozhina, M. (Russia): Rudaki and contemporary Music in Tajikistan.
Dowlatov, M. (Tajikistan): Poetic Style of Rudaki’s Contemporaries.
Elbizadeh, W. (Tajikistan): Knowledge of Good Governance in Rudaki’s Poem.
Emami, Nasrullah (Iran): Necessity for Re-editing of Rudaki’s Diwan.
Esamoddin Salahoddin (Tajikistan): Rudaki, Founder of Modern Persian Civilization.
Esrafil-niya, Sh. (Tajikistan): Wine Expressions in Rudaki’s Poem.
Fakhr al-Islam, B. (Iran): Iranian Identity in Rudaki’s Poetry.
Fallah, M. (Iran): Opportunism vis-à-vis short duration of human life in Rudaki’s Poem.

17th Independence Day Celebrations

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17th Independence Day Celebrations – 2008

The 17th anniversary of Tajikistan’s Independence Day coincided with the 7th annual general meeting of the Payvand society. Main venues for Independence Day pageantry were the historical city of Panjkent and the mausoleum of Rudaki in Panjrood. The international conference dedicated to the works and achievements of Rudaki was held in Dushanbe.  Main venues were the Academy of Science and the Institute of Oriental Studies. Out of 136 scholars expected to present papers in the conference, a handful could not attend for personal reasons or visa complications.  A list of participants and  the title of  their presentations is provided here.