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Resonances of the Raj: India in the English Musical Imagination,1897-1947

Nalini Ghuman


This book examines the ramifications of the ‘intertwined and overlapping histories’ of Britain and India on English music in the last fifty years of the Raj and traces the effects of the Indo-British colonial encounter on the English musical imagination. Contrary to orthodox narratives of the one-way influence of Britain on India, of musical ‘Englishness’ perpetuated through a home-grown and homogeneous ‘renaissance’, and of the post-colonial Western ‘discovery’ of Indian classical music, constructed in the vested interests of imperialism, nationalism, and orientalism, respectively, the book ... More

Keywords: Indo-British Colonial Encounter, Englishness, Orientalism, nationalism, Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst, John Foulds, Kaikhosru Sorabji, Maud MacCarthy, Amy Woodforde-Finden

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199314898
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314898.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nalini Ghuman, author
Mills College