The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Vol. 5: South Asia: The Indian Subcontinent

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

"Garland's ambitious 10-volume series takes a cultural approach to its focus on the music of all the world's peoples. Each volume is arranged topically, regionally, or by ethnic group, and complemented by an extensive index. Although each volume will differ because of the nature of the material, the organization remains consistent throughout all: regional overviews first; music in the social context next; then finally, the musical traditions of individual countries or ethnic groups. Of exceptional value are the CDs that accompany each volume, often with previously unrecorded music, as well as the resource guides, extensive bibliographies, and photographs. Separate pricing makes it easy to buy just the volumes that your patrons need and will use."--"Outstanding Rference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

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Library Journal
Following the format of this ten-volume series (e.g., Africa, LJ 9/1/97; South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, LJ 4/15/99), these works on world music contain articles by numerous scholars and cover many ethnic groups; 98 languages and language families are named in the index to the volume on Europe. After the two unifying introductory chapters by Rice (chair, ethnomusicology, UCLA), James Porter (Scottish ethnomusicology, Univ. of Aberdeen, Scotland), and Chris Goertzen (music, Earlham Coll.; Fiddling for Norway: Revival and Identity), articles in the Europe volume cover broad topics, such as European popular and art music and world and immigrant music in Europe. The geographic section explores the unique nature of individual European musical cultures as well as six transnational ethnic groups (e.g., Jews, Travellers) and 44 separate national cultures. Most of the 70-plus articles treat history, current practice, and scholarship, thus giving prospective researchers solid overviews and leads on individuals and institutions with expertise in each musical culture. As with the other volumes, an accompanying CD includes musical examples that are not available commercially. What results is an important one-volume addition to the literature on European traditional music for libraries owning the other volumes in the series or specializing in European anthropological subjects. In the Southeast Asia volume, another solid continuation of the series, 68 authors examine the vast subject of Indian music. As with the other volumes, this offers overview chapters (introduction and discussion of broad issues) preceding sections on each musical region or country. With myriadlanguages, religions, and national histories, the Indian subcontinent has a rich cultural heritage and much cross-cultural pollination to explore. Areas closed to scholars for political reasons or simply not yet studied still need research, but traditions in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka are represented. Both influences originally from outside of India--such as film music--and the worldwide diaspora of Indian peoples are also treated. Issues include the different roles of men and women in some South Asian musical cultures, the intersection of music, theater, and dance, and musical iconography and organology. Scholarly but colorful in its treatment, this book is aimed at serious students of ethnomusicology, upper undergraduate level and above. For large public and academic libraries owning the other volumes and for libraries specializing in South Asian subjects. [Volumes in this series on the Middle East and on the United States and Canada will be released in fall 2000 and on East Asia in 2001.--Ed.]--Bonnie Jo Dopp, Univ. of Maryland Libs., College Park Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
In volume 5 of this 10-volume set, Arnold world music, U. of North Carolina presents about 65 authors who cover the music of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Kashmir, Nepal, and Afghanistan. Following an introduction to the music of South Asia and the region itself, they focus on general issues and processes encompassing the great traditions of classical and religious music, the relation of music to art, musical instruments and organology, the social organization of music, learning and transmission, music in theatre and dance, mass media, and the music of the South Asian diaspora. Finally, they discuss the musical culture and traditions region by region. The included CD-ROM contains audio examples, notes for which are found at the end of the encyclopedia. Contains many b&w photographs, as well as guides to publications, recordings, films, and videos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824049461
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/1/1999
  • Series: Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Series, #5
  • Edition description: Includes Audio CD
  • Pages: 1104
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

  • Musical Profile
  • History of Scholarship
  • Theoretical Treatises
  • Scholarship Since 1300
  • The Classical Traditions
  • Hindustani Raga
  • Karnatak Raga
  • Hindustani Tala
  • Karnatak Tala
  • Hindustani Vocal Music
  • Hindustani Instrumental Music
  • Karnatak Vocal and Instrumental Music
  • Music in Religion and Ritual
  • Vedic Chant
  • Religious and Devotional Music: Northern Area
  • Religious and Devotional Music: Southern Area
  • Music in Seasonal and Life-cycle Rituals
  • Music and Trance
  • Musical Material Culture
  • Visual Sources
  • Ragmala Paintings
  • Classification of Musical Instruments
  • Musical Instruments: Northern Area
  • Musical Instruments: Southern Area
  • Music and Social Organization
  • The Social Organization of Music and Musicians: N. Area
  • The Social Organization of Music and Musicians: S. Area
  • Regional Caste Artists and their Patrons
  • Women and Music
  • Popular Artists and their Audiences
  • Music and Nationalism
  • Music Learning and Transmission
  • Institutional Music Education: Northern Area
  • Institutional Music Education: Southern Area
  • Classical Master-disciple Traditions
  • Transmission of Non-Classical Traditions
  • Music and the Performing Arts
  • Music and Theater
  • Music and Dance: Northern Area
  • Music and Dance: Southern Area
  • Mass Media and Contemporary Musical Exchange
  • Music Recording, Broadcasting and Archives
  • Film Music: Northern Area
  • Film Music: Southern Area
  • Pop Music and Audio Cassette Recordings: Northern Area
  • Pop Music and Audio Cassette Recordings: Southern Area
  • Music and Internationalization
  • Music and the South Asian Diaspora: United Kingdom, United States, Trinidad, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion Island
  • Northwest India: Gujarat, Rajasthan, Panjab
  • North India: Uttar Pradesh
  • Northeast India: Bihar, West Bengal
  • Himalayan Region: Kashmir, Nepal, Tibetan Culture in South Asia
  • Central India: Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Goa
  • Pakistan: Music, the State and Islam; Devotional Music; Panjab; Balochistan; Northwest Frontier Province; Northern Areas
  • Afghanistan: Music and the State; Music and Gender; Western Afghanistan; Northern Afghanistan; Pashtun Music of Southeastern Afghanistan
  • West Bengal and Bangladesh
  • South India: Karnataka; Andhra Pradesh; Tamil Nadu; Kerala
  • Sri Lanka
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