Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Two Men and MusicNationalism and the Making of an Indian Classical Tradition$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Janaki Bakhle

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195166101

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166101.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 15 December 2018



(p.2) (p.3) Introduction
Two Men and Music

Janaki Bakhle

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to explore music’s history in the Deccan region of western India. It focuses on two men—Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande and Vishnu Digambar Paluskar—who gave Indian classical music, as we understand and recognize it today, its distinct shape. They enable the telling of a capacious and critical history that situates music as a part of and participant in a historical transformation that throws larger questions into relief: questions about nationalism, secularism, and modern religiosity in the public sphere, and about gendered respectability and progressive histories. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   India, music history, classical music, Indian culture, Indian music, Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Vishnu Digambar Paluskar

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .