Inga Andronikova

Picture of Inga Andronikova

Date of Birth: 09/29/1937

Age: 57

Place of birth: St. Petersburg

Citizenship: Russia


Childhood and adolescence

Inga was born on September 29, 1937 in Leningrad. Her mother, Yekaterina, nee Nikolaev, born in 1905, as well as subsequently Inga, collecting Gypsy folklore.

Herself, she began to communicate with the Leningrad Roma in 1948 or 1949.

As a child, Inga wanted to be a writer. Yekaterina introduced her to the writer Lev Vasilyevich Assumption (about the same time when she began to associate with gypsies). On Assumption Inga about five years led the conversation. Already in these letters shows that the Inga began collecting Gypsy folklore: it resulted in their recording of gypsy songs. these letters have now been lost.

In those same years, Inga is overwritten with a known Arabist Ignaty Yulianovich Krachkovsky. In one letter, it is clear that Inga wrote poems and stories - Ignatius Yulianovich criticizes them.

Mature years

In 1955 Andronicus graduated from the Leningrad school number 239. A few years later Inga entered the correspondence department of the Faculty of Journalism of the University of Leningrad, which ended in 1964. Inga M. defended the diploma on "1920s-1930s From the history of printing of the Roma people". To write the diploma she looked through a large number of literature, periodicals, and promotional materials in the Romani language that appeared in the USSR. The result of this work was the bibliography of "Literature in the Romani language", containing a list of books and articles on the topics for the funds of the State Public Library. Saltykov-Shchedrin. A typewritten copy of the bibliography is being kept in the department of national literatures of the National Library, and working on the file cabinet Romani literature entered the Russian Institute of History of Art as part of the archive Andronikova.

In 1963, Andronicus, under the name of Indus Novels & # 769; -tea (ie "Gypsy Girl"), published the book "Tales of reaching the Sun", written based on the gypsy folklore. Introduction to the book wrote Lev Uspensky. There were these words:

Now Andronicus journalist has a significant treasure: more than twelve thousand proverbs and more than five hundred songs recorded with the hearing, about a hundred tales stored in its archive; work - Dahl scale!

Tales have been successful. They are a positive response to the "Star" magazine was published (