International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2021)

Revivalist trends in Kyrgyz mosaic culture


Shabnum Qadir, Darakhshan Abdullah, Nasir Nabi

Disintegration of erstwhile Soviet Union and the subsequent rise of five newly independent states of Central Asia, namely Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan have resulted in far reaching consequences to the socio-political and cultural aspects of these states. The five states including Kyrgyz apart from economic and political transition, marked revivalism trends in the age old customs and traditions which were undermined during Soviet yoke in the process of forming communist set up. The age old customs and traditions has received serious below under Soviet cultural policy. However in the post independent period the Customs and Traditions are assuming new significance and a new socio cultural order is developing where remote past and immediate past are mixing up. Almost everywhere re-animation of traditions has been observed: from state and national identity, culture and religions up to various sorts of ethnic, clan and regional peculiarities. In this paper an attempt has been made to analyze the peculiarities of Kyrgyz culture in its historical perspective and their revival in post-independent period which present state is using as an essential tool for nation building process and national identity. The paper will also seek to analyze how this glorification of age old customs and traditions is giving birth to a interesting cultural synthesis.
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