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Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History

Music and Empire in Britain and India

Identity, Internationalism, and Cross-Cultural Communication

Authors: van der Linden, Bob

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Music has been neglected by imperial historians, but this book shows that music is an essential aspect of identity formation and cross-cultural exchange. It explores the ways in which rational, moral, and aesthetic motives underlying the institutionalization of "classical" music converged and diverged in Britain and India from 1880-1940.

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Bob van der Linden is an independent historian and musicologist. He also wrote Moral Languages from Colonial Punjab: The Singh Sabha, Arya Samaj and Ahmadiyahs (2008).

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'There is no doubt that this book makes a major contribution to the understanding of the relationship of music and empire. It has been exhaustively researched, is carefully argued and accessibly written, and the author has the advantage not enjoyed by previous writers in this field of combining historical understanding and musical knowledge. It is likely to hold its place in the subject area for years to come.' - Jeffrey Richards, Professor of Cultural History, Lancaster University, UK, and author of Imperialism and Music: Britain 1876-1953

'In this original and thought-provoking study, Bob van der Linden brings together a colourful cast of musicians, composers, poets, music critics and researchers who shared a deep passion for Indian music and thought, and played an important role in the modern histories of musical Orientalism and Hindustani music as well as the emergence of ethnomusicology. Engagingly written and refreshingly free of jargon, this excellent book deserves to be read widely.' - Joep Bor, Professor, Leiden University, The Netherlands, and editor and co-author of The Raga Guide (1999) and Hindustani Music: Thirteenth to Twentieth Centuries (2010)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Linden, Bob

    Pages 1-32

  • Cyril Scott: “The Father of Modern British Music” and the Occult

    Linden, Bob

    Pages 33-53

  • Percy Grainger: Kipling, Racialism, and All the World’s Folk Music

    Linden, Bob

    Pages 55-80

  • John Foulds and Maud MacCarthy: Internationalism, Theosophy, and Indian Music

    Linden, Bob

    Pages 81-106

  • Rabindranath Tagore and Arnold Bake: Modernist Aesthetics and Cross-Cultural Communication in Bengali Folk Music

    Linden, Bob

    Pages 107-128

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Music and Empire in Britain and India
Book Subtitle
Identity, Internationalism, and Cross-Cultural Communication
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31164-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137311641
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-31163-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45701-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 219
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