Singing a Hindu Nation

Singing a Hindu Nation

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Singing a Hindu Nation is a study of rAgsgtrAlya kAlrtan, a western Indian performance medium that combines song, Hindu philosophical discourse, and nationalist storytelling. Author Anna Schultz demonstrates how, through this particular form of musical performance, the political becomes devotional, and explores why it motivates people to action and violence.(Joshi 1947: 10) Other commentators regarded Modak as both a nationalist actor and a symbol of Marathi identity. In an English essay written soon after Modaka#39;s death in 1897, Justice M. G. Ranade wrote that although Modaka#39;s English wasanbsp;...

Title:Singing a Hindu Nation
Author:Anna Schultz
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2013-01-10


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