Aesthetics of dying, family as a unit of care and the last vital breath in Kashi, India’s sacred city.
Keywords:end-of-life care, Dying, Death, Possible, Moksha, Audiovisual ethnography, Performance, Imagination, Anticipation
AbstractKashi Labh is a sensory audiovisual ethnography of the distinctive politics-of-care staged by families while they anticipate and create the possibility of Moksha for their dying relative in Kashi (Varanasi). This research examines audiovisual ethnography as it facilitates a performative space that allowed me and my interlocutor Shiv to navigate the holy city and improvise different possibilities for his mother’s Moksha during his ten-day stay in Kashi.
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Nayyar, R. (2021). Kashi Labh: Aesthetics of dying, family as a unit of care and the last vital breath in Kashi, India’s sacred city. Journal of Anthropological Films, 5(02). https://doi.org/10.15845/jaf.v5i02.3272
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