“A Story about the Botanist-Doctor Monsieur Jordan and the Famaus Sorcerer Dervish Mastali Shah” is a satirical comedy created by the great Azerbaijani playwright, poet and philosorher M.F.Akhundzadeh. The comedy was written on the basis of real facts. In 1840-ies the French scientist Aleksis Jordan came to explore the Karabakh flora. He also had close contact with the local people. Aleksis Jordan was very pleased with the humanist and hospitable attitude of Azerbaijani people towards him. When he left Azerbaijan he said that he would always remember Karabakh and Azerbaijani people who did their best and served him sincerely. In the image of Monsieur Jordan M.F.Akhundzadeh describes him as a progressive scienist-the representative of the developed French bourgeois society contradicting dervish Mastali Shah who as swindler and cunning man deceiving and robbing the illiterate people.
- Mirzə Fətəli Axundzadə