Tov Province

Dashdorjiin Natsagdorj

Borjigin Dashdorjiin Natsagdorj (Боржигин Дашдоржийн Нацагдорж; 1906-1937), was a Mongolian poet and writer and playwright . He was born at site Gun Galuutai in what is now Töv aimag in 1906 to an untitled noble (hohi taiji) Dashdorji. Between 1926 and 1929, he stayed in Germany and France and set up the Mongolian Writers' Union.

Dashdorjiyn Natsagdorj, considered one of the founding fathers of modern Mongolian literature, was born in Tov Province of an impoverished noble family and, due to an absence of formalized education in Mongolia, received much of his early education from a tutor.

Dashdorj Natsagdorj was born in place named Megzei of Bayandelger soum, Tov province in Nov 17, 1906. An accordance with The Union of Mongolian Writers, the memorial monument was erected on the birth place of D. Natsagdorj in Sep 28, 1981.

His poems cover a variety of topics including patriotic, revolutionary, educatory, cognitive and love romance. The poem "My native land", the most famous of his works, praise the beautiful variety of the country of Mongolia, factually listing all sites of Mongolia including the territories near the borders. A number of literature critics maintain that the poet drew an intangible border of Mongolia of his time in his poem. If this hypothesis is followed, it turns out that the poem claims the mountains of the Sayans as part of Mongolia.

His educatory poems can be viewed as PR for the European medicine that was introduced to Mongolia immediately following the revolution. The cognitive poems of the writer include such poems as "Star" and "The Painting on the Wall".

A tragic love story "The Three Sad Hills" (music by Damdinsuren and Smirnoff) became one of the most popular operas of Mongolia. The Opera House in Ulaanbaatar starts and finishes each year of its programme with this opera.

D. Natsagdorj was jailed suspected as a carrier of burgeous ideology. His tragic life was not long. He died in June 1937, just 31 years old.

He is widely regarded as Mongolia's first "classic Socialist" writer.


  • Dast-i ilāha, guzīda'i az dāstānhā-yi niwisandagān-i Mughulistān, tarjuma-yi Sukhan Ghayrat (دست الهه، گزیدهٔ داستان‌های نویسندگان مغلستان), Kābul 1370 (in Persian).

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mn: Дашдоржийн Нацагдорж

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