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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (1): 13–24.
Published: 01 May 2012
...- Baltistan in northern Pakistan, I examine how widely attended poetry festivals orga- nized by a literary organization, Halqa- e- Arbab- e- Zauq (Halqa), or Circle of Literary Fellows, constitute a critical public arena for nurturing a progressive vision of faith, ethics, and politics in the region...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 517–530.
Published: 01 August 2022
... called al-halqa . In Arabic, al-halqa refers to the circle that the audience would form around storytellers. The storyteller would suddenly appear in a public square, an open-air space, or market, and call passersby to stop and form a circle around him. One can see it as a sort of civic apparatus: he...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2007) 27 (1): 83–94.
Published: 01 May 2007
... al-Wahhab (1703 – 92) to vently committed to Da‘wa activities, participat- launch the so-called Wahhabi movement in the ing in the establishment of halqas and dauras.2 eighteenth century. With a puritanical spirit, ibn The prototype...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2006) 26 (3): 462–475.
Published: 01 December 2006
... Kyun na fi rdaus men dozakh ko mila len ya rabb sair ke vaste thori si fi za aur sahi Ghurbatam na sazgar amad vatan fahmidamash Kard tangi halqa-e dam ashiyan namidamash [To make...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 454–469.
Published: 01 August 2022
...” of the migrant worker in the scene, the physical act of taking the place of the actor on stage. Inspired by Maghrebi popular theater traditions, in particular the storytelling practice of al-halqa (literally the “chain” or circle assembled round a storyteller), as well as Maghrebi musical traditions, Al...
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