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Nasreddin Hodja

by Mustafa Ozcelik

Nasreddin Hodja The jokes of Nasreddin Hodja are told across the world,

Paperback
: Jan 1, 2012 • 127 Pages • 15 x 22,5 • ISBN 9781535295112
Hardcover
: 9781535295112
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The jokes of Nasreddin Hodja are told across the world, from Russia to Morocco. In these different countries, his name takes various forms, such as Mulla Nasreddin or Juha, but the stories convey the same witty lessons. His fame caused people from various countries to claim ownership on this legendary character. Sources indicate that Nasreddin Hodja lived in 13th century Anatolia, in the same era and region as the great Sufi master Jalaladdin Rumi. This book presents a realistic portrait of this historical figure whose name is synonymous with wit and wisdom, using examples and commentary on his jokes.

Mustafa Ozcelik was named Poet of the Year in Turkey by Suffe Publishers in 1984 and again by Genclik Dergisi [Journal of Youth] in 1997. He was also recognized as Novelist of the Year in juvenile fiction by the Turkish Association of Children’s Literature and Children’s Artists in 2004.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface 
Chapter One: The Era and Environment in Which 
Nasreddin Hodja Lived1
The Characteristics of the Era3
The Environment in Which He Lived6
Chapter Two: The Life of Nasreddin Hodja7
Place of Birth9
Family10
Early Education10
Departure from Sivrihisar11
Marriage14
Professional Life15
Appearance and Personality17
Death and Tomb18
Nasreddin Hodja in Anecdotes19
Relationship with Timur22
Other Nasreddins23
Chapter Three: Nasreddin Hodja in Turkish Literature25
Saltukname27
Letaif29
Seyahatname (The Book of Travels) of Evliya Çelebi29
Âsâr-ı Perîşân32
Kâmus’ul a’lâm33
Chapter Four: Nasreddin Hodja’s Personality35
Personality37
As a Scholar40
As a Sufi42
As a Cleric44
As a Jurist45
As an Educator47
Chapter Five: Nasreddin Hodja in the East and the West51
The Lands Where Nasreddin Hodja Is Recognized53
The Turkic World53
Other Muslim Countries54
In the West55
Chapter Six: The Jokes of Nasreddin Hoca57
Compilations59
The Basic Characteristics61
Determining the Authenticity62
How to Interpret the Jokes63
Different Views on Nasreddin Hodja and His Jokes64
Chapter Seven: Some Examples of Nasreddin Hodja’s Jokes67
In Prose69
In Verse94
From a Sufi Perspective111
Jokes in Different Countries113
Appendix: Documentary Evidence about Nasreddin Hodja117
Written Documents117
Gravestone Epitaphs119
Foundation Records120
Family Lineage120
Bibliography123
Index125

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ABOUT AUTHOR

Mustafa Ozcelik
Mustafa Ozcelik

Mustafa Ozcelik (Ozcelik) was named a Poet of the Year in Turkey by Suffe Publishers in 1984 and again by Genclik Dergisi (Journal of Youth) in 1997. He was also recognized as Novelist of the Year in juvenile fiction by the Turkish Association of Children's Literature and Children's Artists in 2004.

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