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Lucknow

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

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...Population: 2,000,000 (2002) Lucknow is the capital of India’s most populous state, uttar Pradesh. It is in many ways an ordinary city where, as with most Indian conurbations, one can hear strains of Bollywood hits...

Lahore

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

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...Population: 5,452,000 (2000)Lahore is Pakistan’s second-largest city and the capital of Punjab province. Since roughly 1100 A.D., the city has been a center (or regional center) for Afghan, Mughal, Sikh and British polities. The city...

Kashmir

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

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...Population: 5,000,000 (2001) Although the Jammu and Kashmir State is divided between India and Pakistan, the valley of Kashmir (which is seven percent of the area of the undivided state), the region where the Kashmiri language...

Uttar Pradesh

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...Population: 166,100,000 (2001) Uttar Pradesh is India’s most populous state, with approximately 79 percent of its 166.1 million residents living in rural areas. Popular musics performed in the Hindi dialects of Bhojpuri, Braj...

Andhra Pradesh

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...Population: 75,700,000 (2001)Andhra Pradesh epitomizes the confluence of North and South Indian cultures. The river Godavari separates the Indo-Germanic languages of the North and the Dravidian languages of the South, as well...

Bangladesh and West Bengal (India)

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...Population: Bangladesh: 138,448,210 (2003); West Bengal: 80,220,000 (2003) The geographical area now called Bangladesh was in the Indian state of Bengal until partition in 1947, when it became part...

Nepal

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...Population: 24,702,119 (2000) Nepal is a country located in the Himalayan Mountains, to the north and east of India and to the south of Xizang Zizhiqu (Tibet) and the People’s Republic of China. Its primary religion is Hinduism...

India

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

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...Population: 1,029,991,145 (2001)India has the world’s second-largest population, which now exceeds one billion people. The neighboring countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh (part of India until 1947), Nepal and Sri Lanka share many aspects...

Karachi

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

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...Population: 14,000,000 (2004)Karachi is the capital of Pakistan’s southernmost province, Sindh, and the nation’s major seaport. Although originally Sindhi in language and culture, Karachi’s importance as a destination for Bihari, Afghani...