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Title Tellings and texts : music, literature and performance in North India / edited by Francesca Orsini and Katherine Butler Schofield.

Imprint [Cambridge, UK] : Open Book Publishers, ©2015.


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Description 1 online resource (xix, 543 pages)
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Series [World oral literature series], 2054-362X
World oral literature series, 2054-362X
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Annotation Examining materials from early modern and contemporary North India and Pakistan, Tellings and Texts brings together seventeen first-rate papers on the relations between written and oral texts, their performance, and the musical traditions these performances have entailed. The contributions from some of the best scholars in the field cover a wide range of literary genres and social and cultural contexts across the region. The texts and practices are contextualized in relation to the broader social and political background in which they emerged, showing how religious affiliations, caste dynamics and political concerns played a role in shaping social identities as well as aesthetic sensibilities. By doing so this book sheds light into theoretical issues of more general significance, such as textual versus oral norms; the features of oral performance and improvisation; the role of the text in performance; the aesthetics and social dimension of performance; the significance of space in performance history and important considerations on repertoires of story-telling. The book also contains links to audio files of some of the works discussed in the text. Tellings and Texts is essential reading for anyone with an interest in South Asian culture and, more generally, in the theory and practice of oral literature, performance and story-telling.
Contents Part 1. Between texts and practices. The example in Dadupanthi Homiletics / Monika Horstmann -- Making it vernacular in Agra: the practice of translation by seventeenth-century Jains / John E. Cort -- World enough and time : religious strategy and historical imagination in an Indian Sufi tale / Muzaffar Alam -- Hearing Mo'jizat in South Asian Shi'ism / Amy Bard -- Part 2. Books and performances, books for performance. Note to self : What Marathi Kirtankars' notebooks suggest about literacy, performance, and the travelling performer in pre-colonial Maharashtra / Christian Lee Novetzke -- A handbook for storytellers : the irz al-akhbr and the Qissa genre / Pasha M. Khan -- Did Surdas perform the Bhgavata Pura? / John Stratton Hawley -- Text, orality, and performance in Newar devotional music / Richard Widdess --Part 3. Written clues about performed texts. Listening for the context : tuning in to the reception of Riti poetry / Allison Busch -- Reading the acts and lives of performers in Mughal Persian texts / Sunil Sharma -- Persian poets on the streets : the lore of Indo-Persian poetic circles in late Mughal India / Stefano Pellò -- Texts and tellings : kathas in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries / Francesca Orsini -- A curious king, a psychic leper, and the workings of karma : Bajid's entertaining narratives / Imre Bangha -- Part 4. Musical knowledge and aesthetics. Raga in the early sixteenth century / Allyn Miner -- Learning to taste the emotions : the Mughal Rasika / Katherine Butler Schofield -- Patterns of composition in the seventeenth-century Bengali literature of Arakan / Thibaut d'Hubert -- The musical lives of texts : rhythms and communal relationships among the Nizamis and some of their neighbours in south and west Asia / Richard K. Wolf.
Subject Storytelling -- India, North.
Oral tradition -- India, North.
Folklore -- Performance -- India, North.
Art de conter -- Inde (Nord)
Tradition orale -- Inde (Nord)
Folklore -- Interprétation -- Inde (Nord)
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Music -- Ethnic.
Folklore -- Performance. (OCoLC)fst00930332
Oral tradition. (OCoLC)fst01047117
Storytelling. (OCoLC)fst01134169
North India. (OCoLC)fst01907007
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Orsini, Francesca.
Schofield, Katherine Butler.
Other Form: Print version: 1783741031
Print version: 1783741023
ISBN 178374104X (electronic bk.)
9781783741045 (electronic bk.)
9781783741021 (pbk.)
9781783741052 (ebk.)
9781783741069 (ebk.)
Standard No. 10.11647/OBP.0062 doi
AU@ 000056995103
GBVCP 1008664855
GBVCP 843772611
GBVCP 865770549
UKMGB 017707867

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