Source:Oxford University Press,, New Delhi, India, p.1 online resource. (2023)
Keywords:History and criticism., India, Music
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 5, 2023).Includes bibliographical references and index.1. Of Musicians, Dancers, and the Maharaja: Gender, Power, and Affect in Ranjit Singh's Lahore -- 2. Mirāsīs, Missionaries, and Memsahibs: Folklore and Music in Colonial Punjab -- 3. Gender, Reform, and Punjab's Musical Publics: Colonial Lahore, Amritsar, and Jalandhar, 1870s-1930s -- 4. Princely Patronage and Musicians: Modernity and Circulation in Colonial Patiala and Kapurthala.This book offers the first social history of music in undivided Punjab (1800-1947), unearthing new evidence to argue for the power of female performers and the primacy of classical music for a region conventionally understood as a centre of folk music alone.