ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Interrogating the Politics of Folk

The analysis of Goalpariya folk music of Assam and its various facets helps deconstruct the conventional notion of “folk” as a neutral, static, historically continuous, and an unproblematic concept. The interconnections and linkages of folk music with the themes of identity assertion, tradition, authenticity, contexts of appropriation, and overall dynamism inherent within the concept of folk are also explored.
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