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Inventing the Sarod : A Cultural History

Adrian Mcneil

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ISBN 10: 8170462134 / ISBN 13: 9788170462132
Published by Seagull, Calcutta, 2004
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Contents A note from the publisher. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. 2. Sounding out the Sarod. 3. Pathans and the Sarod. 4. Sarodis migration and Mohullas. 5. Inventing the Sarod. 6. Sarodiyas and Seniyas. 7. Sarodiyas and Sarod Gharanas. 8. Sarodiyas and the state. 9. Marketing Sarodiyas. 10. Conclusion Do we deserve the Sarod. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. This is a major musical and cultural history of the Sarod a leading stringed instrument in Hindustani classical music which documents the cultural origins historical development and music styles of this instrumental tradition over the last three centuries. It does this by documenting the history of its musicians their social organization patron groups modes of patronage musical and aesthetic developments instrument design and construction narratives musical terminology and conception of musical sound over this period. In so doing it provides a detailed account of how this community of musicians devised and implemented strategies to deal with the major challenges generated by a succession of political economies from pre modern times to the present. It highlights the cultural syncretism and diversity that has underpinned the development of the tradition to date. The book also sets out to construct a methodology that historicizes sound and makes it an object of study. A primary aim of the book is to address the current climate of contestation over the cultural ownership of the tradition and its history which is argued to be one of the cultural consequences of globalization and part of a wider tendency of remaining the past. Informing this study are the rich oral histories and narratives that pervade the tradition Sanskrit texts on music primary materials and studies in vernacular languages studies in Indian anthropological and sociological studies colonial records ethnographies sound recordings and the author's fieldwork and rigorous training in Sarod over the last two decades. 277 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 52768

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Title: Inventing the Sarod : A Cultural History

Publisher: Seagull, Calcutta

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

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Study of the evolution of the leading stringed instrument in Hindustani classical music. Careful study of musicians, social organization, patronage. Highlights cultural syncretism and diversity. especially important, use of orgal histories and narratives.

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