Monday, April 8, 2013

Free E-book: Molla Nasreddin: The Magazine That Would've, Could've, Should've

Molla Nasreddin: The Magazine That Would've, Could've, Should've

Published:    Zurich : JRP Ringier, 2011
Description:     208 p. : col. ill., col. facsims. ; 28 cm.
Language:     English; Text in English; original language of Molla Nasreddin included Azeri Turkish, Russian, Farsi, Istanbulli Turkish, and Arabic.
ISBN: 9783037642122

Access to this E-book is made available by Slavs and Tatars artist collective.

"Slavs and Tatars presents "Molla Nasreddin: The Magazine That
Would've, Could've, Should've." It features a selection of the most
iconic covers, illustrations and caricatures from the legendary Azeri
satirical periodical of the early 20th century, "Molla Nasreddin." The
most important publication of its kind, "Molla Nasreddin" was read
across the Muslim world from Morocco to Iran, addressing issues whose
relevance has not abated, such as women's rights, the Latinization of
the alphabet, Western imperial powers, creeping socialism from Russia
in the north, and growing Islamism from Iran in the south. "Molla
Nasreddin" not only contributed to a crucial understanding of national
identity in the case study of the complexity called the Caucasus, but
offered a momentous example of the powers of the press both then and

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