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Singing the classical, voicing the modern : the postcolonial politics of music in South India

Author: Amanda J Weidman
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2006.
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While Karnatic music, a form of Indian music based on the melodic principle of raga and time cycles called tala, is known today as South India's classical music, its status as "classical" is an early-twentieth-century construct, one that emerged in the crucible of colonial modernity, nationalist ideology, and South Indian regional politics. As Amanda J. Weidman demonstrates, in order for Karnatic music to be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weidman, Amanda J., 1970-
Singing the classical, voicing the modern.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)651944554
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda J Weidman
ISBN: 0822336316 0822336200 9780822336204 9780822336310
OCLC Number: 62782198
Description: xiii, 349 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Gone native? Travels of the violin in South India --
From the palace to the street : staging "classical" music --
Gender and the politics of voice --
Can the subaltern sing? music, language, and the politics of voices --
A writing lesson : musicology and the birth of the composer --
Fantastic fidelities --
Afterword : modernity and the voice.
Responsibility: Amanda J. Weidman.
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Reveals how Karnatic music emerged as India's classical music through a particular politics of voice that developed in the crucible of colonial modernity, nationalist ideology, and South Indian  Read more...

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