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Bards, Ballads and Boundaries: An Ethnographic Atlas of Music Traditions in West Rajasthan [Hardcover]

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Here is a highly illustrated cartography and catalogue of musicians and music-making in the Western districts of Rajasthan State in contemporary India. Based on extensive statistical and cultural data, it provides an ethnographic survey of musical traditions organized on the basis of specific communities of music specialists, their patrons, and the music they produce. Much of the cultural context of Rajasthan's musical history is based on the epic songs of its bardic traditions. These traditions are very much alive today and now enjoy a new global audience extending far beyond Rajasthan's borders. This volumes comes with a free CD of music samples.




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Pages   540
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.65" Width: 8.11" Height: 1.26"
Weight:   3.79 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 30, 2006
Publisher   Seagull Books
ISBN  1905422075  
ISBN13  9781905422074  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Daniel Neuman is Executive Vice Chancellor at UCLA in Los Angles. Shubha Chaudhuri is the Director of the Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology of the American Institute of Indian Studies. Komal Kothari was director and founder of Rupayan Sansthan, an institute of folklore in Rajasthan for over four decades.


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