Bloody Tragedy in the Steppe (Kanmen Zhazylgan Tagdyrlar)

Bloody Tragedy in the Steppe

“Bloody tragedy in the steppe” (“Kanmen Zhazylgan Tagdyrlar”) is a documental and historical book-essay. It describes XVII-XIX cc. national-liberation uprisings and wars against the colonization of Kazakhstan, the leaders such as Basen, Kotibar Basenuli, Eset Kotibaruli, Arystan Tinaliuli, Beket Serkebayuli, Ernazar Kenzhaliuli who lived during XVII-XIX cc. and their assassination by the Tsarist Russia, cruel actions and atrocities committed by punitive detachments of the Russian Tsar, historical events in the western Kazakhstan and the Tsarist Russia policy with regards to Kazakhstan and the Central Asia during XVII-XIX cc. The book contains references to, facts and excerpts from previously unknown and known archive materials, historical books, newspapers and journals from the UK, France, Germany, Russia and Kazakhstan. The book is written in Kazakh language and many excerpts from archive materials and facts are given in English and Russian languages.

The book is intended for general readers, historians, literary critics, and students.

Koz Korgender Edi

Koz Korgender Edi

Tauman Torekhanov was the editor of Shalkar district newspaper for almost 30 years. He has actively participated in the social, political, public, and cultural life of the district and province. Also, he made many professional travel visits in Kazakhstan and Soviet Union during which he has learnt new facts and researched history of different regions. As part of these professional activities, he has met various intellectuals of Kazakhstan and the Soviet Union.

During his career, Tauman Torekhanov has published more than 200 sketches, essays, articles, etudes and stories in magazines, newspapers, TV, and radio. "Koz Korgender Edi" contains the best of his interesting publications previously known and unknown to readers. Also, in this book the readers find historical information about Kazakhstan, great photos, and wonderful stories about meetings with famous intellectuals of Kazakhstan and the Soviet Union.

The Tragedy of the Century (Gasyr Kasyreti)

The Tragedy of the Century

"The Tragedy of the century" ("Gasyr Kasyreti") is a documental novel consisting of two books published under one name. It describes the main changes and tragedies faced by the population of Kazakhstan in the XXth century as well as historical events that occurred during the last two-three centuries in the Borsyk Sands region of Kazakhstan also known as “Jem-Temir”, “Mugaljar”, “Great Sands”, and “Junior Sands” in the global scientific and geographical documents.

The novel is based on a true story and real life facts and can be considered the truth telling chronicle. The book is intended for general readers.

Remembered by the generation (Zerdesinde Urpaktin - Uzhmak Eli - Zhazbadi-au Demesin)

Remembered by the generation

In his fifth book "Remembered by the generation" (Zerdesinde Urpaktin - Uzhmak Eli - Zhazbadi-au Demesin), the author describes previously unknown and sensational facts about Kazakh national hero Kotibar batyr who sacrificed himself for the liberation and independence of Kazakhstan and its people at the end of XVIIIth century and the beginning of XIXth century and was assassinated by killers hired by the Tsarist Russia. Kotibar batyr's descendants have built a new mausoleum for their great ancestor and have honoured him by organizing the celebration of his anniversary.

In the second part, "Paradise Country" ("Uzhmak Eli"), of this book, readers find interesting facts and stories about Germany. Also, the author of the book writes about important events he witnessed as a journalist during his career at the time of the Soviet Union and gives his professional opinion and advice to readers and young writers of our country.

The book is intended for general readers and individuals who plan to become journalists.

The Steppe in Chains (Kisendelgen Dala)

The Steppe in Chains

"The Steppe in chains" ("Kisendelgen Dala") is a documental and historical novel-tragedy. This book through the tragic destiny of the leaders describes the struggle for the independence and liberty of Kazakhs during the last three centuries at the time of the Tsarist Russia and the Soviet Union, and the impact of the Soviet Union’s policy on people’s lives in Kazakhstan and genuine friendship and humanity of people during these events.

The novel is intended for general readers.

Human World (Adam Alemi)

human world

"Human World" ("Adam Alemi") is a documental literary book describing fascinating, known and unknown facts about lives of well known people of Kazakhstan including Matay-Ata descendant of Basen-Kotibar-Eset, Nurgisa Tilendiev, Sadykbek Adambekov, and Mukhtar Auesov.

In addition, Tauman Torekhanov writes about tragic and disastrous events which he personally witnessed in the regions of nuclear and mass destruction weapons test sites.

The book is intended for general readers.

Bloody Traces of the History (Tarihtin Kandy Izderi)

Bloody Traces of the History

In this novel, most of characters and personalities are genuine and their real names are used.

Also, the book depicts people and nations who suffered and became victims of the red empire's coward and evil policy between 1930 and 1940. The names of land and water resources used in the novel are given as in the official geographical maps.

The book is written to honour fathers, mothers, and ancestors who were not able to freely express their opinion during the red empire and were not able to see today's independent and free Kazakhstan. In addition, sad and tragic events of "Bloody-37" (1937) and "Tragic-38" (1938) years are described in the novel.

The novel is intended for general readers.

Hercules of the Steppe (Dala Herculesi)

Hercules of the Steppe

"Hercules of the Steppe", the latest book written by Tauman Torekhanov, is a historical and documental novel. It is written based on documents and articles stored in archives or published by the mass media of London, Paris, Germany, Poland, USA, Russia, and Central Asia; documents and reports of geographers, diplomats, Russian military staff; and materials of open minded intellectuals, historical figures, and scientists of XIX-XXth cc.

The novel consists of 3 chapters. The first chapter is dedicated to Kotibar Basenuli, national hero, notorious knight and historical person of his time. The chapter also describes based on historical documents and archives how colonizers of Kazakhstan have eliminated Kotibar batyr. In addition, readers can find information about Tama Eset Kokiuli. Moreover, there are interesting and previously not published facts about Monke bi and Samruk, considered Nostradamus of their epoch.

In the Kazakh history, there were two well known people with name Eset. The first person was Tama Eset and the second one was Shekti Eset. The second chapter of the book is called “The path of Eset”. The chapter describes very well the national-liberation uprising organized by Eset Kotibaruli against the violent and bloody actions of colonizers of the Western Kazakhstan and Eset’s tactics and strategies in this historical event. The original version of documents and materials in Russian, English, French, German, and Polish languages written by E. Kovalevski, B. Zalesski, V.A. Perovski, V.V. Grigoriev, N. Ignatiev, Shokan Ualihanov, Mihail Venukov and interpretations of the author are given as well.

The book has photos, drawn by Bronislav Zaleski, Polish democrat, showing Eset batyr, his home (kiiz yui) and a Kazakh woman and conversations between Eset batyr and Bronislav when he visited batyr’s home. Zaleski has published these photos as part of his book that is nowadays on sale in Stockholm and Moscow antique stores for 1700 and 5500 Euros, respectively. The Western European libraries have preserved only a single copy of Zaleski’s original book.

The novel mentions the fact that the place and year of birth and death of Eset Kotibaruli has been so far given wrongfully in various historical, documental and instructional books. The author describes in detail the correct place and date (year and month) of birth of Eset, when his original mausoleum was built and who participated in the construction of it based on materials of the epoch in which Eset batyr lived. In addition, the author writes about the reconstruction of Eset-Daribay mausoleums after Kazakhstan has become independent. Another interesting fact that could be useful for researchers of Eset batyr is an opinion of the author to different interpretations of history done under the influence of Soviet Union.

The third chapter of the book describes lives of descendants, currently residing in Kazakhstan, of well known historical people.

The book is intended for historians, philosophers, political scientists, literary critics, journalists, school teachers, and general readers.

Collision of Destinies (Tagdyrlar Taitalasy)

Collision of Destinies

In his latest memoir book, Tauman Torekhanov covers many interesting historical and personal events he encountered during his life as a journalist, Chief Editor of a newspaper, writer, student, public figure, and citizen of the former USSR and modern day Kazakhstan. Tauman Torekhanov often gives advice and tips to modern day journalists and writers on how to become a great professional. He met many historical public figures, well known poets, writers, scientists, human rights activists, musicians, and actors. The author describes and gives his point of view on various historical events of Kazakhstan, the former USSR and many other regions around the world. He describes quotes, stories, lives and statements from well-known public figures who lived at different epochs of history.

The author puts emphasis on humans being more ethical, honest, kind, helping each other and those in need, and being less concerned with wealth, power and money. Tauman Torekhanov encourages governments and humans to promote transparency, democracy, human rights, and freedom of speech.