Slavs and Tatars Present Molla Nasreddin
Compiled by Slavs and Tatars, this book features a selection of the most iconic covers, illustrations and caricatures from the legendary Azeri progressive political satire of the early 20th century, Molla Nasreddin.
The most important Muslim publication of the 20th century, Molla Nasreddin was read from Morocco to Iran, addressing issues whose relevance has not abated, such as women's rights, the Latinisation 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 today.
This publication is part of the series of artists' projects edited by Christoph Keller.
Dimensions: 270 x 210 mm