• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 5, Pages: 1-6

Original Article

The Role and Place of the Periodical Press in the Formation of a New National Identity in Tajikistan of the Restructuring Period (1985–1991)


Background/Objectives: The article discusses the role, place and importance of the publications of the periodical press in Tajikistan of restructuring period on the problems of the Tajiks new national identity. Methods analysis: It should be noted that the analysis of the entire Tajik journalism of restructuring period presented in the press of that era cannot be performed in one article. In this article, we just tried to trace the main topics of the periodical materials, briefly analyze them and determine their role in the formation of the new Tajik identity. Hence, this topic will remain relevant and it will require a full-scale study in the future. Findings: A series of articles published in newspapers and magazines in Tajikistan of restructuring period are analyzed in chronological order. It is emphasized that the publications of that period had and still have some impact on the formation of the national identity of post-Soviet Tajikistan, and therefore still have not lost their relevance and value. Improvements: The article can be useful to researchers who are interested in various aspects of the history and the current situation in Central Asia, Tajikistan in particular.

Keywords: Central Asia, Periodicals, National Identity, Restructuring, Tajik, Tajik Journalism, Tajik National Identity, Tajik Publicism, Tajikistan, Bukhara and Samarkand 


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