Vol. 16 (2023): XVI International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Criticism Socialist Realism in Literature and Art
PhD Students Session

Literary Criticism of the Era of Social Realism: Moses Khonel’s „Amirandarejaniani“

Tamta Surmava
Green School Didi Digomi

Published 2023-12-11


  • Socialist realism,
  • Amirandarejaniani,
  • literary criticism


In ancient Georgian literature, Amirandarejaniani holds the distinction of being considered one of the oldest heroic-saray-Indian works that have survived to this day. Its attributed author is Moses Khonel. A significant milestone in the textual research of this work was reached in 1838 when M. Brose published a comprehensive study on the origins of Amirandarejaniani, as noted by Al. Baramidze.

The present article is an attempt to critically analyze the views of researchers of the last century about Amirandarejanian and to determine their relevance and applicability to today's achievements of science, taking into account the accumulated knowledge on this subject.