Queering Indian Classical Music: An Exploration of Sexuality and Desire

@article{Tandon2019QueeringIC,
  title={Queering Indian Classical Music: An Exploration of Sexuality and Desire},
  author={Sahil Tandon},
  journal={Sexuality & Culture},
  year={2019},
  volume={23},
  pages={154-174}
}
  • Sahil Tandon
  • Published 2019
  • Psychology
  • Sexuality & Culture
  • This article explores representations of gendered power structures and the notions of sexuality in Indian Classical Music. Hindustani music has evolved over the past eight centuries, from folk music, through the medieval courts, into wider public acclaim in modern times. This tradition of art has been conferred an almost ‘sanctimonious’ status, owing to the pedantic nature of its development and structuring by male artists, the ustads and pandits, purists who followed strict standards and… CONTINUE READING

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