Central Asia Group (CAG), Eurasia Initiative (EI) student groups and
EPD 2006-2007 Workshop on Kazakhstan with the support of the Harriman Institute and SIPASA,
School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University
EVENT -- Harriman Institute Fall 2006 Film Series
Kyz Zhibek (The Lady-Silk)
Shakespearean tragedy on the nomads’ steppe…
The poetic folk legend, Kyz Zhibek, tells about the distant past of the Kazakh nation – the 16th and 17th centuries – when the Kazakh people suffered from bloody feuds. In those times each province of the Kazakh nation had its own Khan and each tried to supersede the other.
The love story of Tolegen, the brave warrior, and the beauty Zhibek ends tragically because of inter-family strife.
Tolegen is foully murdered by Bekejan (the batyr, or nobleman, of the rival family), who earlier strived for the hand of Zhibek. Zhibek commits suicide after learning about the death of Tolegen.
Introduction by Rafis Abazov, author of The Culture and Customs of the Central Asian Republics
Presentation by Karlygash Jamangulova, a visiting scholar from Kazakhstan
Location: Harriman Institute,
International Affairs Building Room 1219,
420 West 118th Street, NY 10027
Date and time: 6.30 p.m., November 30, 2006
Delicious Kazakh and Central Asian food will be served!
Everyone is welcome!
For further info and questions, please contact Rafis Abazov email@example.com
Or Alla Rachkov firstname.lastname@example.org
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