Music and Empire in Britain and India

Identity, Internationalism, and Cross-Cultural Communication

  • Authors
  • Bob van der Linden

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Bob van der Linden
    Pages 1-32
  3. Bob van der Linden
    Pages 157-167
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 169-219

About this book


Music has been neglected by imperial historians, but this book shows that music is an essential aspect of identity formation and cross-cultural exchange. It explores the ways in which rational, moral, and aesthetic motives underlying the institutionalization of "classical" music converged and diverged in Britain and India from 1880-1940.


communication cultural exchange India

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45701-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31164-1
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