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Gary R. Bunt

Recording Ritual

Here's a piece about recording ritual, focusing on Muharram, with examples drawn from YouTube.

It's based around the Twitter posting from Fahad Desmukh on Muharram. It needs to be read in full, but included this map and the videos below (which he explains in the thread):

This was followed up with a further thread on Duldul horse rituals:

Some years ago I supervised a related PhD thesis on Ta'ziyah by Alexander Kolbitsch, which had a video element attached. It would be interesting to read more about these videos, although the Twitter thread is very informative, and it would make for a great research projec


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