"Translocal Ritual Practices in a Shiʻa Community of Oman" - Lecture by Zahir Bhalloo
This lecture studies the performance of Muharram rituals among the Lawatiya Shia minority of Oman. It examines in particular to what extent the performance of certain translocal ritual texts have been used in the past and continue to be used today by the Lawatiya community to cultivate and to preserve a distinctive social and religious Shiʻi identity that is embedded in the landscape of the western Indian Ocean.
Time & Location
Mar 28, 2019 | 05:00 PM s.t.
Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient