Born in 1915
Sero Khanzadyan, born November 20 (December 3) 1915 to the family
of a ploughman at the ‘Roof of Armenia,’ town of Goris,
located in the rough mountains of Zangezur, where every bit of fertile
ground is taken in a battle against solid rocks and burning sun.
Little Sero’s parents used to tell him “You will learn
the value of the land once you grow up.” Many times he had
noticed how people, returning from work in the field, would keep
the pieces of ground stuck to their clothes and shake it off on
a naked rock in front of their houses. “The land is the dearest
thing that we have. Without the land there is no nation,”
– would be the words said by the characters of his novels.
Upon his graduation from pedagogical college the young man worked
as a schoolteacher. He started a diary, which later on led him to
the career in literature. Some of his first works were published
before the WWII. They were “brought up” and inspired
by the land of Zangezur and working days of its people...