Indology and Ethnomusicology: Contours of the Indo-British Relationship
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The British impact on India was responsible during the early years for a strong interest in Indian languages, history, religion, geography etc. The British workers on and in India supported the emergence of Indology, and in the process they moved away from the prevailing Orientalism. Accoring to the author, the Indological vision required a correction which was offered by studies into the Indian performing arts, especially music - to allow the aliens a true insight into Indian culture. Contributions to Indian cultural musicology (as ethnomusicology can be preferably called) of major figures such as William Jones, Capt. Willard and others are discussed to provide a fresh perspective to the thinking on Indo-British cultural relationship.
This monograph will be useful to students of Indian culture, Indo-British history, Orientalism and related disciplines