The Black Cow's Footprint

The Black Cow's Footprint : Time, Space and Music in the Lives of the Kotas of South India

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A black cow leads the members of a South Indian hill tribe, the Kotas, to the Nilgiri Hills and, with its hoof, indicates where to found each village. This footprint acts as a moral center of gravity, an important place for music-making, dancing, and oth
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 146 x 220 x 30mm | 621.43g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 15 photographs; 13 line drawings; CD
  • 0252031164
  • 9780252031168
  • 1,750,316

About Richard K. Wolf

Richard K. Wolf is the Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities in the music department at Harvard University.
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"[Wolf] presents us with one of the most detailed accounts of musical performance in any small Indian community; and is able to site it functionally within the social contexts of daily life and ritual activities."--Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
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