Hindustani Music and the Emergence of a Lingua Musica in Mumbai

Tejaswini NIRANJANA*

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Abstract

The centrality of Hindustani or North Indian classical music in the port city of Bombay/Mumbai from the late nineteenth century helped form a distinctive kind of aural community. The aspirations of this community impacted the way in which urban spaces were organized, as the love for music created a culture of collective listening that brought together people of diverse social and linguistic backgrounds. I suggest that this condition of collective listening enabled the formation of a new musical subject, the musicophiliac, for whom the exposure to Hindustani music opened up new possibilities for the performance of modernity. The notion of a lingua musica , I propose, is foundational to the emergence of the musical public in Mumbai from the late nineteenth century onwards.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMusic, Modernity, and Publicness in India
EditorsTejaswini NIRANJANA
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter3
Pages64-88
ISBN (Electronic)9780190990206
ISBN (Print)9780190121129
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

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Urban Space
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NIRANJANA, T. (Accepted/In press). Hindustani Music and the Emergence of a Lingua Musica in Mumbai. In T. NIRANJANA (Ed.), Music, Modernity, and Publicness in India (pp. 64-88). Oxford University Press.
NIRANJANA, Tejaswini. / Hindustani Music and the Emergence of a Lingua Musica in Mumbai. Music, Modernity, and Publicness in India. editor / Tejaswini NIRANJANA. Oxford University Press, 2020. pp. 64-88
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