Little Known Type of Tatar Literature: Fervent Prayers

Kamalieva A.

MILLI FOLKLOR, no.86, pp.107-114, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 86
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: MILLI FOLKLOR
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.107-114


Fervent Prayers can be regarded as one of the most important types of Tatar Folk Literature. Although fervent prayers are considered one of the most important types of the old Tatar Folk Literature they were neglected for a long time and they have started to become popular again nowadays. This sort of literature which is based on religion and beliefs has a significant place and many written examples in Tatar Literature. In today's Tatar society, it is observed that fervent prayers have become a current issue and they have been recorded, played, and sung. It is also seen that fervent prayers the subject of which is "begging to God" in its classical meaning they also deal with some social issues in some examples. Apart from the subjects like love of country and mother father, topics like homesickness, admonitions and suggestions for doing kindness are handled in Tatar fervent prayers. Although there are four lines in the structure of the Tatar poems in general, fervent prayers are arranged in verse style. Although aruz measure is rarely used for rhyme, syllable rhythm is widely realized. Fervent Prayers the origins of which dates back to the history of humanity have become a new field for the researchers who would like to conduct researches on the importance and place of this type in Tatar literature.