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This article aims to analyse the emergence of the Muslim political movement after the 1905 Revolution in Russia, and the debates between young Tatar intellectuals (yäshlär or zïyalïlar) on national identity expressed in terms of Tatar and Törek.  The author extensively uses Muslim Tatar publications, among others the works by Riza al-Din Fakhr al-Din, Jamal al-Din Walidi (Validov) and Gaziz Gubaidullin.  Discussing on their own national identity in enthusiastic manner, these young intellectuals failed to evaluate the direction of a Muslim popular movement.  This point allows the author to review the contemporary Tatar historiography of the Jadid movement from a comparative point of view.

Komatsu Hisao, The University of Tokyo
CER: I-3.2.C-218