Two Men and Music

Two Men and Music : Nationalism and the Making of an Indian Classical Tradition

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A provocative account of the development of modern national culture in India using classical music as a case study. Janaki Bakhle demonstrates how the emergence of an "Indian" cultural tradition reflected colonial and exclusionary practices, particularly the exclusion of Muslims by the Brahmanic elite, which occurred despite the fact that Muslims were the major practiti oners of the Indian music that was installed as a "Hindu" national tradition. This book lays bare how a nation's imaginings-from politics to culture-reflect rather than transform societal divisions.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 360 pages
  • 158 x 234 x 26mm | 598.75g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195166108
  • 9780195166101

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Using classical music as a case study, the author offers a provocative account of how the emergence of an Indian" cultural tradition reflected exclusionary colonial practices. * Bookshelf * Using classical music as a case study, the author offers a provocative account of how the emergence of an Indian cultural tradition reflected exclusionary colonial practices. * Bookshelf *show more

About Janaki Bakhle

Janaki Bakhle is Assistant Professor of Modern South Asian History at Columbia University, with a focus on the cultural, social and political history in the eighteenth to early twentieth centuries.show more

Table of contents

Introduction ; 1. The Prince and the Musician ; 2. Music Enters the Public Sphere: Colonial Writing, Marathi Theater, Music Appreciation Societies ; 3. Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande: The Contradictions of Music's Modernity ; 4. The Certainty of Music's Modernity: Pandit Vishnu Paluskar (1872-1931) ; 5. Music in Public and National Conversation: Conferences, Institutions, and Agendas, 1916-1928 ; 6. The Musician and Gharana Modern: Abdul Karim Khan and Hirabai Badodekar ; Conclusion: A Critical History of Music: Beyond Nostalgia and Celebration ; Bibliography ; Indexshow more

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