The Presentation of Kunanbai Book was Held in Nur-Sultan

Information about the father of Abai Kunanbaiuly, Kunanbai with regards to his personality and his contribution to the history of the Kazakh people is made available after years of research made by Kazakh scholar. The presentation of the book, made by the rector of Eurasian National University, Yerlan Sydykov, was held at the National Academic Library as part of the 175th anniversary of the great poet, Abai Kunanbaiuly.

The 28 chapters' scientific biography tells about the main stages of life, formation, and rule of Kunanbai. The book portrays him as a diplomat, a major political figure who has directed all his efforts towards the development of the country and people.

“The idea of writing a book was preceded by a publication called Shakarim. The book is translated and published in six languages. I thought that the continuation of the development of this topic is a good idea, therefore I decided to start working on the book Kunanbai. This book is the result of many years of scientific study and research. There were plenty of materials. I included all the information collected in the book. I am very happy to see that recently the book was published in Moscow,” said Author of Kunanbai Book, Yerlan Sydykov.

“The book describes the life of Kunanbai. It tells about his origin, his descendants, and his contribution to the development of the Kazakh people and on successful parenting. Kunanbai was a purpose-driven man. He believed in the power of education. His sons Khaliolla and Abai received a quality education. For example, Abai studied in Madrasa for three and a half years. Then, he studied at a Russian school for six months. Abai grew up as a very intelligent person due to his father, Kunanbai,” said Ph.D. in Philology, Serik Negimov.