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They sing the wedding of god : an ethnomusicological study of the Mahadevji ka byavala as performed by the Nath-Jogis of Alwar

Author: John Napier
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Rajasthan, India, a caste of musicians and mendicants, the Nath-Jogis, sing stories of kings, and of a god, Mahadeva, Shiva, who must abandon his world. This book represents the first detailed ethnomusicological study of the music of this caste. It offers a transcription, translation and musical and ethnographic analysis of one performance, by Kishori Nath"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Napier, John, 1962-
They sing the wedding of god.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013
(DLC) 2013014665
(OCoLC)818738702
Named Person: Siva, (Hindu deity); Siva, (Hindu deity)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Napier
ISBN: 9781476602134 1476602131
OCLC Number: 846494800
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Tonight you will hear the wedding of god --
The many voices of the Jogi --
Singing the wedding of god --
Why a god should marry --
A (mis)guided search --
The wedding --
An exceptional performance, and a contract with tradition --
Parvati rebound? --
Orientations, mediations, directions.
Responsibility: John Napier.

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"In Rajasthan, India, a caste of musicians and mendicants, the Nath-Jogis, sing stories of kings, and of a god, Mahadeva, Shiva, who must abandon his world. This book represents the first detailed ethnomusicological study of the music of this caste. It offers a transcription, translation and musical and ethnographic analysis of one performance, by Kishori Nath"--Provided by publisher.

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