Interviewee ID: 990483
Parent's name: Tsegmid
Ovog: Baits Borjigon
Year of Birth: 1945
Notes on education:
Work: literature, research
Born in: Ugtaal tsaidam sum, Töv aimag
Lives in: Sühbaatar sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: low-level city government (see notes)
Father's profession: intellectual, bank finance
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Summary of Interview 091104A with Natsagdorj
Ts.Natsagdorj served in a number of positions of authority in both the government and Party. He is a learned scholar of historiography, and a descendant of the Hiad lineage of the Borjigon ovog. Many of his close relatives have passed away and he himself has been greatly repressed. His forefathers were descendants of Chinggis Khaan. Since such people were considered as black and yellow [that is, secular and religious] feudals, they were exterminated in accordance with the party and state policy, following the policy dictated by Comintern. It was a brutal policy of execution.
In the beginning of 1990s with the establishment of the Mongolian Democratic system the descendants of Chinggis Khaan had begun to draw the attention of people not only in Mongolia but around the world. In the book entitled The Last Review of the Royal Blood Natsagdorj published and surveyed for the first time what were the various fates of Chinggis Khan’s descendants under the Manchu Qing dynasty, and during the years of the people’s government [ie,socialism]. He published a book called People’s Fortune in order to develop Mongolian astrology. His father was a descendant in the 14th generation if you counted from the Prince Jalair Gersenz, but a descendant in the 29th generation from Chinggis. He wrote about a dozen literary works, four or five feature movies, and about thirty radio and TV plays.
Natsagdorj described himself as a very curious child from his childhood. He was interested in music and participated in concerts and won awards in competitions. He made a toy bus that moved and participated in an exhibition of the creative work of schoolchildren, and he recalls that people were amazed. From the sixth and seventh grade he used to write articles and correspondence in the press. Since he was a school child he created a lot of murals, and many posters, newspaper pictures and book decorations, both when he was a student and later when he worked for the state. He drew the illustrations for the Mongolian Children’s Encyclopedia. All the illustrations for the last several books he wrote he did himself. These include The Last Review of the Royal Blood, The Victim of Unjust Punishment, and the Teachings of Chinggis Khan.