The holy drama. Persian passion play in modern Iran
Nematollahi Mahani, Mahnia A.
CollectionDutch Research Council (NWO)
Persian passion play or ta‘ziya depicts the role of the Prophet’s granddaughter Zeynab during the tragic death of the third Shiite Imam Hoseyn in Karbala in 680. This book describes how Zeynab has become a role model in modern Iranian society, especially during the Islamic Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War.
Keywordslanguage and linguistics; persia; passion play; language and linguistics; persia; passion play; Battle of Karbala; Damascus; God; Imam; Imamate in Shia doctrine; Iran; Martyr; Shia Islam; Ta'zieh; Yazid I
PublisherLeiden University Press
Publication date and place2013
SeriesIranian Studies Series,
Literary studies: plays & playwrights