Siren song : understanding Pakistan through its women singers /

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Oxford University Press,, Karachi, Pakistan, p.xxxviii, 211 pages : (2020)



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(OCoLC)fst01030444, (OCoLC)fst01178528, (OCoLC)fst01919811, fast, Music, Pakistan., Social aspects, Social aspects., Social conditions., Women singers, Women singers.


Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-206) and index.Introduction: Methodological framing and background information -- The respectable courtesan : reading Malka Pukhraj's postcolonial performative memoir, Song sung true : introducing the respectable courtesan -- Roshan Ara Begum : performing classical music, gender, and Muslim nationalism in Pakistan -- Feminist mediations : the sacred and the secular in three Pakistani female singers' oeuvre -- Reshma and folk music : inventing a tradition -- Border transgressors : from popular war songs to disco-pop, 1960-1980s -- Unsettling the nation : Coke Studio and the new divas of Sufi-pop in contemporary Pakistan -- Epilogue: In media res -- Appendices: Suraiya Multanikar ; Tahira Syed ; Tina Sani ; Hadiqa Kiani ; Aliya Rasheed -- Singing past silence: A personal coda.