Akaki’s Fairytale “Ghamura” as an Instrument of National-Political Struggle
In 1875, the poet published his fairytale “Ghamura” (The Bat) in the journal “Droeba” (№66), and in 1880 he versified it into the verse
By this fairytale, Akaki rebels against Russification policy of the Tsarist regime.
In an allegorical form Akaki severely castigated all those who betrayed national interests and bitterly cursed those who neglected native language: “Shame on him who would deny his mother tongue”.
The fairytale “Ghamura” along with other similar works of the poet of that period, made an effective contribution to the struggle for the national mood and the protection of the Georgian language.