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Ravi Shankar

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...Ravi Shankar was an Indian musician and composer dubbed the “godfather of world music.” He made great efforts to popularize the sitar, an Indian traditional string instrument, and Indian traditional music for Western audiences. Ravi Shankar...
...Without any formal training in singing, Kishore Kumar rose to the top of India’s film industry as a playback singer, actor, composer, director, and screenwriter. He was born into a wealthy family in the former British India’s Central...
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...The Indian playback singer Lata Mangeshkar has lent her voice to over 1,000 films and sung in over thirty-six languages. Born in the state of Indore in 1929, Mangeshkar’s family belonged to the Gomantak Maratha Samaj community and her...
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...The Hindustani classical singer Shubha Mudgal brought a level of artistry to the form while she infused her own work with left-wing politics. Born in 1959 in Allahabad, Mudgal was raised by her parents, both professors of English...

Mizoram

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 891,058 (2001)Mizoram is a state in the southern tip of northeast India; Aizawl is its capital. During British rule the region was known as Lushai Hills, and was included in the Assam administration. In post-Independence India...

Srinagar

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

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...Population: 894,940 (2001)Srinagar, in Kashmir, is the capital of the Jammu and Kashmir State, which consists of different ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. The three broad regions of the State are Jammu, which has a Hindu majority,...

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...

Jammu

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

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...Population: City – 378,431 (2001) Jammu is the capital city of the Jammu region of the Jammu and Kashmir State.The main language of the region is Dogari, but a large number of Kashmiri-speaking refugees settled here in the 1990s...

Uttar Pradesh

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

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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...

Punjab

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

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...‘Punjab,’ aside from denoting states in India and Pakistan, refers to the corresponding geographic region where the Punjabi language, in its ‘standard’ or dialect forms, dominates. Traditionally populated by Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs...