Endorsement of the “Flower Book" of Khurshidbanu Natavan – album of illustrated verses at the UNESCO level is proof that Karabakh is the land of Azerbaijan, said Vice-President of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), Academician Isa Habibbayli, APA reports.
He stressed that Khurshidbanu Natavan is an outstanding public figure of Karabakh.
Note that the nomination of the “Flower Book" of Khurshidbanu Natavan – album of illustrated verses, submitted by Azerbaijan for the 2022-2023 cycle of the Memory of the World International Register, has been endorsed during the 216th session of the UNESCO Executive Board held in the city of in Paris, France.
Khurshidbanu Natavan is one of the prominent representatives of 19th century Azerbaijani literature, (1832-1897), the last heir to the Karabakh Khanate, who made a significant contribution to the public life and cultural development of Azerbaijan. In the 19th century of Europe, female writers were forced to use male pseudonyms to publish their work, while Natavan chaired a literary council in a country in the Islamic East. Although women were given a high status in the family hierarchy in Azerbaijan, Natavan's personality was a phenomenon for Azerbaijan as a woman.