Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre

Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre

by Lalita du Perron
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415394465

ISBN-13: 9780415394468

Pub. Date: 08/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Indian classical music has long been fascinating to Western audiences, most prominently since the Beatles' sessions with Ravi Shankar in the 1960s. This fascination with the musical genre still prevails in the twenty-first century.

Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre examines Thumri Lyrics, a major genre of Hindustani music, from a primarily linguistic

Overview

Indian classical music has long been fascinating to Western audiences, most prominently since the Beatles' sessions with Ravi Shankar in the 1960s. This fascination with the musical genre still prevails in the twenty-first century.

Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre examines Thumri Lyrics, a major genre of Hindustani music, from a primarily linguistic perspective. On a cultural level, it discusses the interface between devotional and secular poetry. Furthermore, it explains the impact of social and political change on the musical life on North India.

Well-written and thoroughly researched, this book is a valuable contribution to the field of South Asian studies. It will be interesting to academics across the discipline, including linguistics, politics, sociology, cultural and gender studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415394468
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Series:
Royal Asiatic Society Books Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. "I Get No Peace": The Female Voice in Thumri 3. Pining & Pranking: The Themes of Thumri 4. Courtesans & Patrons: The Context of Thumri 5. "My Little Bed is Empty": The Language of Thumri 6. Rhyme & Metre: The Form of Thumri 7. Genre, Authenticity, and Tradition 8. Conclusion. Main Corpus

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