Ekaterine Gabashvili

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Ekaterine Gabashvili

Ekaterine Gabashvili (Georgian: ეკატერინე გაბაშვილი) née Tarkhnishvili (თარხნიშვილი) (16 June 1851 – 7 August 1938) was a Georgian writer and public figure.

She was born into an aristocratic family in Gori, Georgia, then part of Imperial Russia. She authored several sentimental novels and stories about the sorrows of village schoolteachers and peasant life. In the 1900s, she abandoned fiction for autobiography.[1] Gabashvili is also known as one of the first Georgian feminists and women’s rights activists. In 1958, a movie Magdanas lurja (Magdana's Donkey), based on one of Gabashvili’s novels and directed by Tengiz Abuladze and Revaz Chkheidze, won prizes at the international film festivals at Cannes and Edinburgh.[2]


  1. ^ Rayfield, Donald (2000), The Literature of Georgia: A History: 2nd edition, p. 217. Routledge, ISBN 0-7007-1163-5
  2. ^ Mikaberidze, Alexander. "Gabashvili, Catherine. Dictionary of Georgian National Biography". Retrieved 2007-03-28.