December 17, 2004
Before and after
"From the beginning, the annual
Muharram mourning ceremonies were observed with great pageantry
and emotion. Veneration of deceased
heroes had long been an important part of Persian culture; the
theme of redemption through sacrifice found parallels in such
pre-Islamic legends as the death of Siavash and
in the ancient Mesopotamian ritual of Adonis-Tamuz." >>>
Peter Chelkowski on Taziyeh
Winner: Mohammad B Rajaii. Sad Afarin!
person who wins the most number of daily quizes in a month
be awarded a book valued at up to $50 from Mage
Publishers and their name will be enshrined in the
Column of Champions!
The award for second place will be "Avaaz-e
Khaateraat", Shahrokh Golestan's interview with the late Delkash,
including memorable songs from 50 years ago up to her recent concert in London.
tape produced by the BBC Persian Service, has been donated by Reza Moini,
Answers to previous quiz questions >>> HERE
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