The Holy Drama

Persian Passion Play in Modern Iran

Mahnia A. Nematollahi Mahani

Mahnia A. Nematollahi Mahani

Distributed for Leiden University Press

220 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $52.00 ISBN: 9789087281151 Published December 2014 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
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 depicts how Zeynab has become a role model in modern Iranian society, especially during the Islamic Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War.
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