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Music, Modernity and Publicness in India

Author :  Tejaswini Niranjana(Ed.)

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  • Country India
  • Publisher Oxford University Press, New Delhi
  • ISBN9780190121129
  • FormatHardBound
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2020
  • Bib. Infoix,272p.;22cm. Includes Index
  • Product Weight470 gms.
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This volume attempts to study the connections between music and the creation of new ideas of publicness during the early twentieth century. How was music labelled as folk or classical? How did music come to play such a catalytic role in forming identities of nationhood, politics, or ethnicity? And how did twentieth-century technologies of sound reproduction and commercial marketing contribute to changing notions of cultural distinction? Exploring these interdisciplinary questions across multiple languages, regions, and musical genres, the essays provide fresh perspectives on the history of musicians and migration in colonial India, the formation of modern spaces of performance, and the articulation of national as well as nationalist

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