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Music and Nationalism

Tejaswini Niranjana’s paper “Music in the Balance: Language, Modernity and Hindustani Sangeet in Dharwad” (12 January 2013) ponders the relationship between Hindustani music and Kannada nationalism in the Bombay-Karnataka region in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is a welcome move since there is a vacuum of scholarly discussion in this area. However, there seems to be a certain hasty conclusion about the very nature of this relation between Kannada nationalism and Hindustani music.

 

The translation of all quotations in Kannada to Enlgish is that of the authors.

Tejaswini Niranjana’s paper “Music in the Balance: Language, Modernity and Hindustani Sangeet in Dharwad” (12 January 2013) ponders the relationship between Hindustani music and Kannada nationalism in the Bombay-Karnataka region in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is a welcome move since there is a vacuum of scholarly discussion in this area. However, there seems to be a certain hasty conclusion about the very nature of this relation between Kannada nationalism and Hindustani music.

 

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