Halima Xudoyberdiyeva

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Halima Xudoyberdiyeva
Born (1947-05-17)May 17, 1947
Sirdaryo Region, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union
Died 17 August 2018(2018-08-17) (aged 71)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Occupation poet, editor
Language Uzbek
Nationality Uzbekistan
Alma mater

Tashkent State University

Maxim Gorky Literature Institute
Notable awards Oʻzbekiston Xalq Shoiri (People's Poet of Uzbekistan)
Hurmat Belgisi medal
Order of El-Yurt Hurmati (Respect of the Homeland) medal

Halima Xudoyberdiyeva (Cyrillic Ҳалима Худойбердиева; pronounced [halima χudɒjberd̪i⁠ˈjeβa]; 17 May 1947 – 17 August 2018)[1] was an Uzbek poet whose themes at different times of her career have dealt with Uzbek nationhood and history, liberation movements, and feminism. She was awarded the title People's Poet of Uzbekistan.


Halima Xudoyberdiyeva was born on May 17, 1947 on Taraqqiyot Collective Farm in Boyovut, Sirdaryo Region, Uzbekistan.[2] In 1972 she graduated from Tashkent State University's Faculty of Journalism.[3] Her first employment was as an editor at Saodat magazine. In 1975–1977 she did advanced graduate study at the Maxim Gorky Literature Institute in Moscow. She went on to become the head of the Yosh Gvardiya department of publications in 1978. From 1984 to 1994 she was the editor-in-chief of Saodat. She served as the first president of the Women's Committee of Uzbekistan between 1991 and 1994.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

In 1992 Xudoyberdiyeva was honored with the title People's Poet of Uzbekistan and the Order of the Badge of Honor medal.[4] In 2017, on her 70th birthday, she was awarded the Order of El-Yurt Hurmati (Respect of the Homeland) medal.[5] According to Razia Sultanova, Xudoyberdiyeva's poetry presents "perfect examples" of Central Asian female Sufi poetry.[6]


  • Ilk Muhabbat (First Love), 1972
  • Oq Olmalar (White Apples), 1973
  • Chaman (Flower Garden), 1974
  • Suyanch Togʻlarim (My Supporting Mountains), 1976
  • Beliye Yabloki (Russian translation of Oq Olmalar), 1977
  • Bobo Quyosh (Grandfather Sun), 1977
  • Muqaddas Ayol (Sacred Woman), 1987
  • Bu Kunlarga Yetganlar Bor (Those Who Have Reached These Days), 1993
  • Toʻmarisning Aytgani (The Sayings of Tomyris), 1996

Xudoyberdiyeva's anthology Saylanma (Selection), with a foreword by poet Abdulla Oripov, was published in 2000.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "O'zbekiston xalq shoirasi Halima Xudoyberdiyeva vafot etdi - Korrespondent". Korrespondent (in Uzbek). 2018-08-18. Retrieved 2018-08-20. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.bbc.co.uk/uzbek/news/story/2008/12/081201_talking_point_halima_khudoyberdieva.shtml
  3. ^ AbdulAziz. "Ziyo istagan qalblar uchun – Halima Xudoyberdiyeva (1948)". ziyouz.com. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Литература.уз . Halima Hudoyberdieva". literature.uz. Archived from the original on 4 September 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Halima Xudoyberdiyeva nishon bilan taqdirlandi" (in Uzbek). BBC. May 17, 2017. Retrieved July 29, 2018. 
  6. ^ Sultanova, Razia (2011). From Shamanism to Sufism: Women, Islam and Culture in Central Asia. London and New York: Tauris. pp. 58–59. ISBN 9781848853096. Retrieved April 30, 2011.