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2018 Mar 20

Nowruz

5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

A Persian New Year Celebration
 

Nowruz
 

Celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring, with poetry, music, traditional sweets, and an exploration of the traditional Haft Seen table.

More than 3,000 years old, Nowruz (“...

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2018 Apr 06

Arts Seminar: The Sufi in the Garb of a Yogi: Articulations of Sanctity under Muslim Patronage in Early Modern Indian Painting

3:30pm to 5:00pm

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CGIS South, S153, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

This talk will discuss 16th and early-17th century album and manuscript paintings made for Muslim patrons where the Nāth yogi appears as an emblem and surrogate for the Islamic spiritual path of taṣawwuf (Sufism), an archetype for the mystical traveler (sālik) and a figure of spiritual longing.

Cosponsored with the Laskshmi Mittal South Asia Institue

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What Lebanon’s elections can teach us about the importance of religion

May 21, 2018

By Melani Cammett, Dominika Kruszewska and Sami Attalah

On Sunday, Lebanese citizens will vote in national elections for the first time since 2009. These are the first elections since the passage in June 2017 of a new electoral law and the first since the 2016 Beirut municipal elections, when a grass-roots campaign won almost 40 percent of votes, challenging Lebanon’s long-standing patronage-based sectarian parties.

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What Lebanon’s elections can teach us about the importance of religion

May 21, 2018

By Melani Cammett, Dominika Kruszewska and Sami Attalah

On Sunday, Lebanese citizens will vote in national elections for the first time since 2009. These are the first elections since the passage in June 2017 of a new electoral law and the first since the 2016 Beirut municipal elections, when a grass-roots campaign won almost 40 percent of votes, challenging Lebanon’s long-standing patronage-based sectarian parties.

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