Satire in the Muslim World: Molla Nasreddin

Talk

WHEN January 27, 2015
6:30-8pm WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Published between 1906 and 1930, Molla Nasreddin was a legendary Azerbaijani political satire read by an audience that stretched from Morocco to India. Arguably one of the most important periodicals of the Muslim world in the 20th century, the weekly addressed issues such as gender equality, education, colonialism, and Islam’s integration of modernity – all of which remain as relevant today as when the magazine was first published a century ago.

Image: (c) Slavs and Tatars, Molla Nasreddin: the magazine that would’ve, could’ve, should’ve (JRP-Ringier, 2011)

Simultaneous Arabic interpretation will be provided.

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