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Molla Nasreddin

Molla Nasreddin

Polemics, Caricatures & Satires

  • Author: Slavs and Tatars
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1838608850
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 208
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Published between 1906 and 1930, Molla Nasreddin was a satirical Azeri periodical edited by Jalil Mammadguluzadeh and named after the legendary Sufi wise man-cum-fool of the Middle Ages (who reputedly lived in the thirteenth century in the Ottoman Empire). With an acerbic sense of humour and realist illustrations, Molla Nasreddin attacked the hypocrisy of the Muslim clergy, the colonial policies of European nations, and later the United States, towards the rest of the world and the corruption of local elites, while at the same time arguing for Westernisation, educational reform and equal rights for women. The publication was an instant success-selling half of its initial print run of 1,000 in the first day-and within months would sell 5000 copies per issue, which was record-breaking for the time. It became one of the most influential publications of its kind and was read across the Muslim world. Slavs and Tatars, a leading art collective focusing on Eurasia, has brought together this collection of sketches, caricatures and satirical writings from Molla Nasreddin, in the process revealing an unusual manifestation of nationalism in the Caucasus and its surrounding regions.

The Jokes of Nasreddin Hodja

The Jokes of Nasreddin Hodja

The World Is Not a Tragedy, But a Comedy.

  • Author: Molla Nasreddin
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781539023920
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Nasreddin is a 13th century satirical Sufi, a populist philosopher and wise man, remembered for his funny stories and anecdotes. He is, indeed, a very serious joker who shows that the world is a cosmic joke, who illustrates that the world is not a tragedy, but a comedy- the world is a place where if one can learn how to laugh, s/he has learned all- If one's prayer cannot become a deep laughter that comes from all over his/her being, if his/her prayer is sad and if s/he cannot joke with his/her god, then s/he is not truly religious. Nasreddin appears in thousands of stories- sometimes witty, sometimes wise, but often, too, a fool or the butt of a joke. He tends to be illogical yet logical, rational yet irrational, bizarre yet normal, and simple yet profoundly wise. Each of his stories finds him in a different situation, and through his viewpoint, it humorously explains and teaches us on various themes of life. The great allure of his stories is that they are funny as well as educational and thought provoking, they deal with ideas that have relevance to even today's world and people, they deal with fundamental human nature- social injustice, the privileges of the upper classes, selfishness among the common people, foibles and incompetence, ignorance and narrow-mindedness of all kinds and so on. Among thousands of his folktales/stories/jokes, we have collected 200 great ones in this book.

NASREDDIN HODJA

NASREDDIN HODJA

Nasreddin Hodja’s Historical Identity and Related

  • Author: By ibrahim Sarı
  • Publisher: kitapoku
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 165
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All nations from west to east love our well-known folk philosopher and great genius of Turkish joke. Everybody adores the beautiful jokes of this great folk philosopher which maintain their actuality in all ages. The historical sources state that Nasreddin Hodja was born in Hortu village of Sivrihisar district of today's Eskişehir in 1206. Rumor has it that he conducted his primary education in Hortu in Abdullah Hodja's medresah, and passed his days of childhood in Hortu. He settled down in Sivrihisar with his family because of scarcity in Hortu, and continued his education there. Sivrihisar is a tiny but cute town of Seljukian period of that day. Young Nasreddin saw the first minaret there, went to Turkish Bath with his friends, and tore out green almonds from gardens. His playing the cock to the children who said they laid eggs in the bath, his being caught by the garden owner while he was stealing fruits from the tree and answering the question (What are you doing on the tree?) that (I am a nightingale) and his chirping like a nightingale are among his childhood memories in Sivrihisar. Nasrettin Hodja went to capital city Konya to proceed his education later on. Nasreddin Hodja settled down in a medrasah in Konya and started his education. In those days, he lived an event. It was prohibited to carry knife in the city. One night, the Chief Inspector of the city found a big bayonet with Nasreddin Hodja. Nasreddin Hodja said: (I beg your pardon. I am a medrasah student. I scrape of mistakes on the books with that). The Chief Inspector asked: (What is the need for such a long bayonet for one mistake?), and he gave the best reply: (Sometimes there are such mistakes on books that even this bayonet is not enough!). We see that he worked as shade kadi for some period after he graduated from medrasah in Konya. Shade kadis are candidate kadis working with experienced judges and hearing some tiny cases. One of his kadi memories is: one day a man who said (Hink) in front of a person breaking firewood claimed his right from the woodcutter, and applied to the court when he did not. Nasreddin Hodja clinked a money bag of coins while hearing that case and judged (Now take the sound of coins). Nasreddin Hodja, who resigned from his duty as a kadi, and left Konya to migrate to Akşehir on great scholar Seyid Mahmud Hayrani's settling down in Akşehir, now found his personality and analyzed events with the eye of a specialized sociolog. We see Nasreddin Hodja as a suffering, hoping, worrying person who drowned his worries with a joke. He went to a feast with his new fur, and upon his being esteemed, said (Eat my fur, eat) to criticize the evaluation of the community taking merely appearance as a basis, he revealed the truth of greed in the story of bearing cauldron. He gave a wise answer to those who asked (is it possible that a lake holds yogurt?) while he added yogurt to Akşehir lake that: (What if it holds?)... Is it a small lesson for humanity that one day he rose to the sermon and asked "O people do you know what I am going to say?), on some of the people's saying "we know" and others' "we do not know", he answered (Then those who know should teach those who do not know!), and declining from the rostrum? Isn't the main principle of education teaching of knowledgeable ones to uninformed ones? Events he lived with Mongol prince Keygatu which were later on attributed to Timur, elephant stories which were well-known, his famous molla in the days of his teaching at the medrasah in Akşehir and his dear donkey he took everywhere with him maintained their importance for him during his whole life. That he replied people laughing because he fell from his donkey that: (Why are you laughing? I was about to dismount already), and his looking for his lost donkey singing a folk song and replying those who asked why he did so: (I have my last hope behind that mountain, see my lament if I cannot find it there too...), are all among anecdotes of his colorful and multidimensional life. Nasreddin Hodja married in Akşehir and had children. The gravestones of his two daughters, Fatma Hatun and Durr-u Melek, were found in recent years and were taken to Aksehir museum. He has a joke. He gave a jug to one of his daughters to fill from the spring, and warned not to break strictly, and slapped. Those who saw rebuked Hodja (Why did you slap, what did she do?) Hodja's answer is gives a lesson: (Not to break the jug... What is the use of it if I slap after she broke it? If I slap before, she would take care, and not break it...) On one of the gravestones, there is the picture of Durr-u Melek too. He died in 1284 in Aksehir when he was about to be eighty. A domed tomb bore by six columns was constructed on his grave. Under the dome, there is a marble coffin pertaining to Nasreddin hodja. The epitaph in the head side of the coffin reads 683 after hijrah, the date of his date reverse. There is the Seljukian period lock for symbolic purposes to lock the Tomb, which is open in all sides. Nasreddin Hodja's death was his rebirth. His sound idea structure which formed as a basis for community maintained its validity each elapsing year and centuries made him younger, and his reputation went beyond Turkey borders and was heard in all over the world. Today, Nasreddin Hodja is a man of humanity. People of Aksehir arrange festivals each year in July for their Nasreddin Hodja, whom they like very much. Goodness and happiness messages are spread to our world, which could not rest in peace, from Nasreddin Hodja in those festivals.

Routledge Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies

Routledge Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies

  • Author: Colin C. Williams,Anjula Gurtoo
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317535146
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 576
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The Routledge Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies is a landmark volume that offers a uniquely comprehensive overview of entrepreneurship in developing countries. Addressing the multi-faceted nature of entrepreneurship, chapters explore a vast range of subject areas including education, economic policy, gender and the prevalence and nature of informal sector entrepreneurship. In order to understand the process of new venture creation in developing economies, what it means to be engaged in entrepreneurship in a developing world context must be addressed. This handbook does so by exploring the difficulties, risks and rewards associated with being an entrepreneur, and evaluates the impacts of the environment, relationships, performance and policy dynamics on small and entrepreneurial firms in developing economies. The handbook brings together a unique collection of over forty international researchers who are all actively engaged in studying entrepreneurship in a developing world context. The chapters offer concise but detailed perspectives and explanations on key aspects of the subject across a diverse array of developing economies, spanning Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. In doing so, the chapters highlight the heterogeneity of entrepreneurship in developed economies, and contribute to the on-going policy discourses for managing and promoting entrepreneurial growth in the developing world. The book will be of great interest to scholars, students and policymakers in the areas of development economics, business and management, public policy and development studies.

Oral Literature of Iranian Languages: Kurdish, Pashto, Balochi, Ossetic, Persian and Tajik: Companion Volume II

Oral Literature of Iranian Languages: Kurdish, Pashto, Balochi, Ossetic, Persian and Tajik: Companion Volume II

History of Persian Literature A

  • Author: Philip G. Kreyenbroek
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 085773265X
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 432
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Persian literature is the jewel in the crown of Persian culture. It has profoundly influenced the literatures of Ottoman Turkey, Muslim India and Turkic Central Asia. It has been a source of inspiration for Goethe, Emerson, Matthew Arnold and Jorge Luis Borges among others and praised by William Jones, Tagore, E. M. Forster and many more. Yet Persian literature has never received the attention it merits. Whereas Persian art and architecture, and more recently Iranian cinema, have been written about extensively and at different levels for a varied audience, Persian literature - the greatest achievement of the Iranian people, and one of the major literatures of the world - has largely remained the exclusive domain of specialists. And although in the past few years the poems of Rumi have attracted the kind of popular attention enjoyed by Omar Khayyam’s quatrains in the 19th century, Persian literature has never received the attention it truly deserves. A History of Persian Literature responds to this need and offers a new, comprehensive and detailed history of its subject. This multi-volume, authoritative survey reflects the stature and significance of Persian literature as the single most important accomplishment of the Iranian nation. Prominent scholars in the field bring a fresh critical approach to bear on this important topic and each volume includes representative samples of this literature. *** This companion volume deals with two of the most under-researched areas of study in the Modern Iranian field: the Persian oral and popular literature of Iran, Tajikistan and Persian-speaking Afghanistan on the one hand; and the written and oral literatures of the Kurds, Pashtuns, Baloch and Ossetians on the other. Drawing together original and ground-breaking contributions by leading experts, this volume will facilitate and stimulate further research and be an indispensable source for these literary traditions as well as an invaluable guide to the subject. In line with the latest academic thinking, the authors will reflect the modern scholarly emphasis away from an exclusive preoccupation with the ‘high’ literature of dominant cultures towards a more inclusive view of the concept of culture. This definitive study will offer the reader new insights into the complexity and variety of the literatures of the Iranian-speaking peoples.

The Philosopher's Philosopher Nasreddin Hodja

The Philosopher's Philosopher Nasreddin Hodja

  • Author: Nebi Özdemir
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nasreddin Hoca (Legendary character)
  • Page: 172
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Essays on Central Asia

Essays on Central Asia

  • Author: HB Paksoy, D. Phil.
  • Publisher: Carrie/EUI
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
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Essays on Central Asia

Essays on Central Asia

  • Author: H. B. Paksoy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Asia, Central
  • Page: 400
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CARRIE, a full-text electronic library based at the University of Kansas, presents the text of "Essays on Central Asia." H.B. Paksoy edited the book, which contains previously published essays on Central Asia.

Turkish Studies Association Bulletin

Turkish Studies Association Bulletin

  • Author: Turkish Studies Association
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Turkey
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