The Reactions Caused by the Publication of the Novel Nur Baba during the Second Constitutional Era

GARİPER C., Kucukcoskun Y.

BILIG, no.47, pp.45-78, 2008 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 47
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: BILIG
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-78
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


In 1921 the Aksam newspaper began to publish Yakup Kadri (Karaosmanoglu)'s novel Nur Baba (Father Nimbus) in the form of installments, but publication was discontinued shortly after because of a variety of reactions that the installments received from certain fractions in society. The work received similar reactions when it was published in book form in 1922. Later on when a film adaptation of Nur Baba was being made, the film set was attacked to prevent the shooting of the film. This novel, which caused a variety of reactions in different sections of society, eventually drew the attention of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk as well. The novel also engaged some attention abroad. This article looks into the variety of reactions caused by the publication of Nur Baba.