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Encyclopaedia of Indian Folk Music (In 2 Volumes)

Amrita Priyamvada (Author)

India has a very rich tradition of folk music. The extreme cultural diversity creates endless varieties of folk styles. Each region has its own particular style. There is a tendency to lump folk music along with tribal music. There is actually a difference. Where folk music is a mere rustic reflection of the larger Indian society, tribal music often represents cultures that are very different. Some of these tribal cultures are throwbacks to cultural conditions as they were thousands of years ago. Tribal and folk music is not taught in the same way that Indian classical music is taught. There is no formal period of apprenticeship where the student is able to devote their entire life to learning the music, the economics of rural life does not permit this sort of thing. The musical practitioners must still attend to their normal duties of hunting, agriculture or whatever their chosen profession is. The book dealing with not only on folk music but also on socio cultural history of the folk community and the region of India. The book contains theoretical analysis of folk music and ethno-musicology. The book presents the documentation of the contemporary folk lore of India comprising of music, musical instruments and songs of different states of India.

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About the author

Amrita Priyamvada

Amrita Priyamvada is Professor of Music in Sundervati Mahila College, Bhagalpur, a Constituent unit of Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University (Bihar). She has done her schooling at prestigious Vanashthali Vidyapeeth (Rajasthan) and Post-graduation from Bhagalpur University. Her last noted publication was encyclopaedia of Indian Music.

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Bibliographic information

Title Encyclopaedia of Indian Folk Music (In 2 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788126137398
length xvi+616 p., Bibliography; Index; 26cm.