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The Art of the Martyrs: The Taziyeh and Street Art in Contemporary Tehran

Malekpour, Miniature


The Taziyeh’s best known form in Iran is the passion play mourning the death of Imam Hussein and his sons at the historic battle of Karbala. This particular Taziyeh is an important expression of Shia Islam. Today, its performance is closely scrutinized and often controlled or censored by the Islamic government. At the same time, it is upheld as an object of patriotic pride and religious commitment, encouraging participants to interpret the events of the battle of Karbala as historically and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Performance, Religion and Spirituality


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