Interesting Facts

“MollaNasraddin” Magazine

Did you know that “MollaNasraddin” periodical, established in the year 1906, was at that time the only satirical magazine in the whole Muslim world and the Near East? Many researches associate the origination history of Azerbaijani caricature namely with the “MollaNasreddin” magazine.  The periodical has satirically depicted immaturity and backward lifestyle of the society, promoted and advocated the women’s rights and inclusion to the western civilization, and also published revolutionary at that time materials, ridiculing both the Russian Tsar and Iranian Shah. The main editor of the magazine was famous Azerbaijani writer Jalil Mammadguluzadeh, also known as Mirza Jalil.