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Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre: Thumri Lyrics (Royal by Lalita du Perron

By Lalita du Perron

Indian classical tune has lengthy been attention-grabbing to Western audiences, such a lot prominently because the Beatles' periods with Ravi Shankar within the Sixties. This fascination with the musical style nonetheless prevails within the twenty-first century.

Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre examines Thumri Lyrics, an enormous style of Hindustani song, from a essentially linguistic point of view. On a cultural point, it discusses the interface among devotional and secular poetry. moreover, it explains the influence of social and political swap at the musical existence on North India.

Well-written and punctiliously researched, this ebook is a worthy contribution to the sphere of South Asian studies. it is going to be fascinating to teachers around the self-discipline, together with linguistics, politics, sociology, cultural and gender studies.

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