A trilogy of Hasan Hamidulla’s poetry includes a collection of his poems Ilham Yımislerı (The Fruits of Inspiration), written from 1925 to 1945, a poem Pikay from 1948 and a collection of lyrics, written on the author’s Hajj in 1970. The poems from the Hajj, selected from the author’s two volume publication from 1968 and 1971 (see our item number 42.g), accompanied with illustrations, were written in Medina, Cairo, Damascus, Baghdad and Beirut.
This book is a collection of Hasan Hamidulla’s previous publications, this time accompanied by the transcription in Turkish alphabet. Possibly by 1970 many descendants of Tatar immigrants could not read texts in Ottoman letters anymore.
The last two pages list 32 publications in Tatar language by Hasan Hamidulla.
Hasan Hamidulla (1895-1988) was a Tatar publisher, writer and entrepreneur, living in Finland. He was born in Nizhny Novgorod and moved with this father to Finland in 1915. Hasan was publishing books and magazines in Tatar language and was distributing them for free to the Muslim immigrants.
The book is very rare. We could only find one institutional example (Orient-Institut Istanbul).
References: OCLC 1030932632. Harry HALÉN, A Bibliographical Survey of the Publishing Activities of the Turkic Minority in Finland, 1979, no. 12.
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