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Published:  01:17 AM, 13 October 2019

Ahmad Javad

Ahmad Javad

Ahmad Javad was an Azerbaijani poet in the early twentieth century. Javad grew up under the watchful eyes of his parents, learning three different languages (Turkish, Persian and Arabic) and studied English Literature. His claim to fame came from the fact that he wrote National Anthem of Azerbaijan. In addition to being a writer, Javad was also a teacher, a volunteer army fighter and an activist. One of his main focuses was fighting for the independence of Azerbaijan. He fought in a number of wars including World War I and the Balkan War. Javad was just one of the many writers during that time period who spoke and advocated against the Soviet system and communism.

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