In the past ten years interest in the study of the history of Buryat literacy and literature during the Soviet period has increased substantially in English language academia. However, a great many avenues are yet to be explored in relation to this field â€“ most notably the history of the Buryat Geser traditions in the twentieth century and their transformation from oral to written epic compositions. In this piece I would like to open up some of the less-explored issues concerning the religious cults and epic traditions surrounding the hero Geser as a messianic saviour figure in Inner Asia, and how these became compatible with communist ideology.
|Journal||Bulletin of the Buryat Scientific Centre at the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|