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.
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(243mm x 160mm x 23mm)
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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.