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"Says Kabir": Unbounded Sounds

dc.contributor.advisorWitzleben, J. Lawrenceen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcCall, Maressa B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-24T06:20:45Z
dc.date.available2014-06-24T06:20:45Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/15415
dc.description.abstractKabir, the weaver-poet, has continued to permeate many facets of Indian society since his life in the fifteenth century. The poetry attributed to him is a large body of work existing in oral, print, recording, and other forms that encompasses much more today than what Kabir said in his lifetime. Between the biting social criticisms and intimate devotional messages, the poetry bridges many ideological gaps, ensuring its longevity. Through fieldwork across India, I came to understand Kabir as a musical tradition, rooted in poetry, that continually renews its sonic character to speak to new generations while maintaining a heterogeneous variety of styles (folk, classical, semi-classical, and more). Predominantly studied previously as a text-based tradition, a focus on the range of musical styles and content that Kabir encompasses enables us to understand its popularity across religious, socioeconomic, and generational divisions and provides insights into Kabir's place in today's North Indian society.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.title"Says Kabir": Unbounded Soundsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMusicen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledMusicen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledbhaktien_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledgenreen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledIndiaen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledKabiren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledmusicen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpoetryen_US


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