Two Men and Music
Nationalism and the Making of an Indian Classical Tradition
By (author) Janaki Bakhle
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Two Men and Music by Janaki Bakhle
Book DescriptionA 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195166101
(243mm x 160mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Presents an account of the development of modern national culture in India using classical music as a case study. This book demonstrates how the emergence of an "Indian" cultural tradition reflected colonial and exclusionary practices. It shows how a nation's imaginings - from politics to culture - reflect rather than transform societal divisions.
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Author Biography - 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.
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