Mullah Nasruddin is undoubtedly the best-known trickster and wit in human history. In some tales, Mullah is the smart joker taking others for a ride. In other stories, he's the one who becomes a fool. In yet others, the joke swings both ways and one isn't exactly sure who has fooled whom! Many tales are awash with unabashed nonsense and unbridled humour where Nasruddin play the wise man, the fool, the victim or the prankster in turns! For centuries, Nasruddin has been amusing people throughout the world. Indeed, Mullah`s popularity was universally acknowledged when UNESCO declared 1996 as Nasruddin Hoja Year. His anecdotes are now being spun in modern avatars, with many tales of Mullah`s exploits in America and England. This book deals with his tales of yore. After every tale, the author has added a creative insight. No matter what Mullah Nasruddin is called - a wise fool or a foolish wise man- there`s no doubt he is the world`s most loved trickster.
About the Author(s)
With 20 years experience in the print media, corporate communications and publishing, Clifford Sawhney carries the same professional touch with this foray into book publishing. Besides writing a plethora of articles on varied topics, he has also edited a couple of magazines and helped launch five periodicals. His writings have appeared in The Hindustan Times, Discover India, Life Positive, Parade, Parenting, Clarity, Debonair, Hotel & Food Service, Rave, e-Commerce, The Diplomatist, and other periodicals. Currently a consultant in the print media and publishing industry, the author has written books on varied topics.
This is his fifth book for Pustak Mahal, after Medical Jokes & Humour, The World`s Greatest Seers & Philosophers, Strange But True Facts and The Book of Common & Uncommon Proverbs.