The latest addition to my website is Sadriddin Aini‘s Марги судхур (Death of a Money Lender), the first Tajik novel on my website. It is an amusing novel but with a certain seriousness, telling the story of Kori-Ichkamba, a large man, who spends his time cajoling, cheating and avoiding paying for anything at all. He goes to funerals to get free meals, dashes out of shops without paying and, all too often, buys and eats food, only to find that he has “forgotten” to bring any money with him. He also lends money at extortionate rates and is, of course, happy to cheat his borrowers. However, while he initially does well when World War I starts, things start going badly and then, when the Russian Revolution comes, he will get his comeuppance.