translated from Armenian by Ara Stepan Melkonian
London: Taderon Press, 2008,
ISBN 978-1-903656-63-1, paperback,
UK£12.00 / US$20.00
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This first English translation of Tajkahayk is part of a series of translations from Raffi s work sponsored by the Gomidas Institute. The titles are The Fool, Jalaleddin, The Golden Rooster and The Five Melikdoms of Karabagh. Taderon Press is an imprint of the Gomidas Institute.
About the Author
Raffi (né Hakob Melik-Hakobian) was born in 1835 in Bayajuk, near Salmas, in northwestern Persia. He died in Tiflis in 1888. He was a prolific and popular writer who contributed to Krikor Ardzrouni’s Tiflis-based liberal periodical, Mshak (Cultivator). Among his other principal works of fiction are Jalaleddin, Gharib Mshetsi (The exile from Moush), Khachagoghi Hishatakarane (The diary of a cross-stealer), Kaitzer (Sparks), Davit Bek, and Samuel.
About the Translator
Ara Stepan Melkonian is a British based Fellow at the Gomidas Institute. His other translations include The Five Melikdoms of Karabagh (Taderon Press, 2010) by Raffi, and Accursed Years (Gomidas Institute, 2009) by Yervant Odian.