Kategorie: Iran

Between Tradition and Innovation: The Young Generation of Iranian Composers in the Digital Era

5 March 2021 | Author and producer of podcast: Dr. des. Kamyar Nematollahy Iranian classical music is heir to an ancient tradition that was historically connected to the court and other institutions of power. This music was once based on the Maghām system, but as a result of formal changes and transmutations, is currently based on Dastgāh and thus is largely called Dastgāhi music.

The Grieving Figure in Scenes of Loss and Mourning in Mughal Manuscript Painting

Images depicting sorrow were rare, though not an uncommon genre, contained in illustrated manuscripts produced during the Mughal reign in India (1526 – 1857). The tradition of image-making during Mughal rule can be traced to earlier Timurid (15th century) and Ilkhanid periods (14th century), whose subject mainly consisted of histories of dynasties, Persian poetic and literary works and biographies of Turko-Mongol rulers. Images displaying tragedy …

Research on the Rifa’iyya, a Sufi order in South-Western Asia

by Aliya Iqbal Naqvi and Hasan Ali Khan |
As a Sufi order or tariqah, the Rifa’iyya is better identified with its birthplace Iraq, and with parts of Anatolia and the Levant. A living branch of the order, however, that retains its pre-modern organizational structure is based today in the city of Karachi, with strong connections across the regions of Pakistani Baluchistan, Iranian Sistan-Baluchistan, and the northern coast of Oman.

“Saint Anthony’s Bread” in Istanbul and “Problem-Solving Chickpeas” in Iran: July’s Religion-Related Research Get-Together dedicated to Food and Religion

14 AUGUST 2020 | Author: Esther Voswinckel FilizSince 2019, the research field “History of Religions” of the Orient-Institut Istanbul together with IFEA has been hosting a monthly networking meeting that brings together scholars of religion from different academic fields.

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