Genders of Indian music symposium

Saturday, March 4, 2017
10:30 AM - 16:30 PM
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A SYMPOSIUM in partnership with the Forum for South Asian Music and Dance (Institute for Music Research) with the presentation of academic papers and discussion on the theme of GENDERS OF INDIAN MUSIC.
Academic advisory panel: Prof Katherine Schofield; Prof Richard Widdess; 
Prof Anna Morcom; Dr Neil Sorrell; Dr Richard Williams
Chair: Richard Widdess
10:30-11:00 Katherine Schofield, ‘Audience, gender and the mehfil’
11:00-11:30 Richard Williams, ‘Early modern women writers on music’
11:30-11:50 Discussion
11:50-12:00 Short break
Chair: Katherine Schofield
12:00-12:30 Radha Kapuria, ‘Music, dance and gender in Ranjit Singh’s Lahore’
12:30-13:00 Rasika Ajotikar, ‘Music and feminism in Maharashtra’
13:00-13:20 Discussion
13:20-14:20 Lunch
Chair: Anna Morcom
14:20-15:00 Neil Sorrell and Aruna Ramnarayan, ‘Overcoming prejudice: Two sarangi players’
15:00-15:10 Short break
15:10-15:40 Richard Widdess, ‘Music, gender and religion’
15:40-16:10 Anna Morcom, ‘Cross-dressed and transgender performers’
16:10-16:30 Discussion
16:30 End
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