How did British attitudes influence the cultural development of Indian music in the period of British colonial rule? (1612–1947)

Harper, Samuel James (2015) How did British attitudes influence the cultural development of Indian music in the period of British colonial rule? (1612–1947). BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This study examines the cultural influence of British attitudes towards Indian music. Starting from 1616 and extending until Indian Independence in 1947 the study establishes a chain of influence throughout the period of British evolving influence upon the Indian subcontinent. Subjects explored by the study include: the context of Indian music in relation to European music, examination of early Colonial attitudes, the creation and influence of the Hindustani Airs, the examination of the cultural expansion of Lucknow, the effects of Orientalist administration in the context of the Bengali Renaissance and the advent of Classicism and nationalism upon Indian music.
    Using contemporary and modern sources, the project finds a link of influence throughout the period of study that is indicative of the effect of British attitudes upon the cultural development of Indian music and its part in the Indian nationalist movement that ultimately led to the studies conclusion with Indian music’s contribution to the fall of the British Raj.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Additional Information: Date on title page of PDF April 2014, actual submission date April 2015.
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2015 16:49
    Last Modified: 01 Jul 2015 16:49
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/17576

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