The book "Ayari from Khorasan", written by Khalilullah Khalili, one of the greatest poets, writers and political figures of the twentieth century Afghanistan, was launched in Cyrillic in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute quoting BBC Persian Service, the hero of this historical and literary story is Amir Habibullah Kalkani, who is also known in Afghanistan by his opponent as "Bacha Saqa".
In contemporary Afghan history, he was the first Tajik to ascend the throne in Afghanistan for nine months at the beginning of the twentieth century (from January 17 to October 13, 1929).
Khalilullah Khalili wrote the story "Ayari from Khorasan" forty years ago, in 1980, while living in New Jersey, USA.
The translation of this work from Persian to "Cyrillic" was done by Jum`a Khan Seyed Ali, a Tajik journalist and employee of the National Encyclopedia of Tajikistan.
At the launching of the book "Ayari from Khorasan", some scholars, writers and intellectuals of Tajikistan and Afghanistan called the publication of the book in Cyrillic an important cultural and literary event and viewed it as an important step in recognizing the character and works of Khalilullah Khalili and Habibullah Kalkani in Tajikistan.
At the event, Tajik scholars expressed hope for strengthening the common historical and cultural ties between Tajikistan and Afghanistan.