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Music and society in late colonial India: a study of Esraj in Gaya

Roy, Tirthankar (2019) Music and society in late colonial India: a study of Esraj in Gaya. Journal of Asian Studies, 79 (1). pp. 25-49. ISSN 0021-9118

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0021911819000123


In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Indian classical music was in transition. Most readings of the transition stress the choices of the professional musicians, as these musicians and the institutions in which they functioned were caught up in political and economic movements such as nationalism and commercialization. This article studies a different type of transition: when a small-town professional group with a strong associational culture became musicians. This second process, standing in contrast to the received narratives, suggests novel lessons in the history of urban cultures during a time of change.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Association for Asian Studies, Inc.
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2019 11:39
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 02:49

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