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Molla Nasreddin

Molla Nasreddin

Molla Nasreddin


Slavs and Tartars

ed. Pap. Zurich, 2011

Book ID: 91279

Published between 1906 and 1930, and with a readership that stretched from Morocco to Iran, Molla Nasreddin is perhaps the most important Muslim magazine of the twentieth century. Throughout its beautifully printed pages, issues of social, cultural and political relevance were debated, embellished with cartoons and illustrations of marvelous graphic power. Under the editorship of Jalil Mammadguluzadeh, the magazine created anew the complex identity of the Caucasus region, attacking the Muslim clergy and the colonial policies of the U.S. and Europe, while arguing for democratic and educational reform and women's rights. This thoroughly researched volume, itself superbly designed in its presentation of this archival material, gathers a selection of iconic covers, clever illustrations and witty caricatures from Molla Nasreddin, curated by the Eurasian artist collective Slavs and Tatars. It reveals a rich world of print culture hitherto unseen in the west.

208 pp.