Molla Nasreddin

Molla Nasreddin
Author: Slavs and Tatars (eds.)
Publisher: JRP | RIngier
Language: English
Pages: 208
Size: 28.5 × 24.5 cm
Weight: 900 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9781784535483
Availability: In stock
Price: €200.00
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(1st edition)

Published between 1906 and 1930, Molla Nasreddin was a satirical Azeri periodical edited by Jalil Mammadguluzadeh (1866–1932), and named after the legendary Sufi wise man-cum-fool of the Middle Ages. Thanks to its prominent use of caricatures, the weekly was arguably one of the most important 20th century periodicals of the Muslim world, read from Morocco to India. With an acerbic sense of humour and compelling, realist illustrations reminiscent of a Caucasian Honoré Daumier or František Kupka, Molla Nasreddin attacked the hypocrisy of the Muslim clergy, the colonial policies of the US and European nations towards the rest of the world, and the venal corruption of the local elite while arguing repeatedly and convincingly for Westernization, educational reform, and equal rights for women.