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Author Field, Garrett, 1981- author.

Title Modernizing composition : Sinhala song, poetry, and politics in twentieth-century Sri Lanka / Garrett Field.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 213 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series South Asia across the disciplines
South Asia across the disciplines.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Nationalist thought and the Sri Lankan world -- Brothers of the pure Sinhala Fraternity -- Wartime romance -- Divergent standards of excellence -- For the people -- Illusions to disillusions.
Summary "The study of South Asian music falls under the purview of ethnomusicology, whereas that of South Asian literature falls under South Asian studies. As a consequence of this academic separation, scholars rarely take notice of connections between South Asian song and poetry. Modernizing Composition overcomes this disciplinary fragmentation by examining the history of Sinhala-language song and poetry in twentieth-century Sri Lanka. Garrett Field describes how songwriters and poets modernized song and poetry in response to colonial and postcolonial formations. The story of this modernization is significant in that it shifts focus from India's relationship to the West to little-studied connections between Sri Lanka and North India."--Provided by publisher.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (Luminos, viewed April 4, 2017).
Language English.
Subject Songs, Sinhalese -- Texts -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Sinhalese poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Songs, Sinhalese -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Sri Lanka -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Sri Lanka -- Foreign relations -- India, North.
The arts.
HISTORY -- Asia -- Southeast Asia.
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Sinhalese poetry. (OCoLC)fst01119537
Songs, Sinhalese. (OCoLC)fst01126519
North India. (OCoLC)fst01907007
Sri Lanka. (OCoLC)fst01208730
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Indexed Term South Asian Studies
Sri Lanka
Sinhala language
Sinhala music
Sinhala poetry
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Field, Garrett. Modernizing Composition. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] 9780520294714 (OCoLC)961308354
ISBN 9780520967755 (electronic bk.)
0520967755 (electronic bk.)
9780520294714 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0520294718 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000059959903
GBVCP 1008668176

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