A Qırghız verse narrative of rebellion and exile by Musa Chaghatay uulu
in The Central Asian Revolt of 1916
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This chapter consists of an annotated transcription and translation of The Slaughter, an early Kyrgyz verse narrative of the 1916 revolt and subsequent exodus of refugees to China by an important Kyrgyz poet and historian, Musa Chaghatay uulu. It offers both a factual account of events, and a sense of how the tragedy was memorialised in the early Soviet period.

The Central Asian Revolt of 1916

A collapsing empire in the age of war and revolution


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