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The lotus and the king : imagery, gesture and meaning in a Hindustani rāg.

Leante, Laura (2009) 'The lotus and the king : imagery, gesture and meaning in a Hindustani rāg.', Ethnomusicology forum., 18 (2). pp. 185-206.

Abstract

This article brings together investigation of gesture and imagery in the study of North Indian classical music, focusing on a particular rāg—Śrī rāg—in detail. The research, based on extensive ethnography and analysis of audiovisual recordings, reveals how the embodiment of sound as patterns of movement is a key to understanding how musicians associate particular images and emotions with rāgs, and at the same time how such processes of signification are intertwined with culturally embedded meanings.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:South Asia, Hindustani classical music, Rāga, Gesture, Imagery, Meaning construction.
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17411910903141874
Publisher statement:This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Ethnomusicology Forum on 03/11/2009, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17411910903141874.
Date accepted:No date available
Date deposited:01 May 2015
Date of first online publication:November 2009
Date first made open access:No date available

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