Kavoori, A. (2016). Performativity, Mysticism, Experience: Making sense of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s Qawallis. Global Media Journal, Fall, Vol IX:II, 1-15.
Abstract: This paper is a textual analysis of the media culture (music videos, performances, advertising, visual/ viral culture) around the greatest exponent of the Sufi musical form called “Qawalli,” through the life and work of the Pakistani maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948-1997). Using insights from post-colonial theory, cultural studies, ethno-musicology and identity politics, it develops an argument about personhood and religious performance focused on issues of mysticism and experience within the specific liturgical space of the Qawalli.
Re-making the World: Autoethnographic Interventions
Abstract: This collection of autoethnographic eco-poetry offers a pedagogical vision for environmental education in an age of Climate Change (and its denial). The poems reflect on the author’s efforts at […]