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Hindustani music, Carnatic music, Diaspora, Indian American, Affluence
This dissertation investigates the development of North and South Indian classical music communities in the New York metropolitan area from the mid-20th century to the present. In this investigation, I primarily focus on local musicians from diverse backgrounds and communities rather than internationally recognized stars. In the instances where I discuss famous musicians such as Ravi Shankar and Zakir Hussain, I focus on how they impacted New York metropolitan area communities particularly and what their success can teach about international Indian classical music careers. The dissertation is organized chronologically, and I highlight vital people, non-profit organizations, historical moments, and themes that emerged in each era of communal development. When discussing Indian American personnel, I utilize diaspora and transnational theorization to explain communal goals and conflict.
Fludd, Andre, "Indian Classical Music in the New York Metropolitan Area: The Development of a Transnational Ecosystem" (2021). CUNY Academic Works.
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