Foundation Studies: Contemporary Music Education in India

For the past three months, I’ve been in Delhi undertaking a research project on live Indian music. While some research – notably that of Peter Kvetko and Peter Manuel – has discussed the formally distributed Indipop, and other research has occurred on Sufi rock and the music of Bollywood, the live scene has remained relatively academically undisturbed.

Book Review: "Musicking Bodies: Gesture and Voice in Hindustani Music" by Matthew Rahaim

Musicking Bodies: Gesture and Voice in Hindustani MusicBy Matthew Rahaim. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2012. [xvii, 182 p. ISBN 9780819573261. $24.95.]

Reviewed by Nadia Chana

Book Review: "Unearthing Gender: Folksongs of North India" by Smita Tewari Jassal

Unearthing Gender: Folksongs of North India. By Smita Tewari Jassal. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012. [xv, 296 p. ISBN 9780822351306. $24.95.] Bibliography, index.

Reviewed by Rehanna Kheshgi

Book Review: "Singing a Hindu Nation: Marathi Devotional Performance and Nationalism"

Singing a Hindu Nation: Marathi Devotional Performance and Nationalism. Anna C. Schultz. 2013. Oxford: Oxford University Press [xii, 231 p. ISBN 9780199730834, $22.] Photographs, bibliography, index, music examples on companion web site.

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