Jalsa

Indian Women and Their Journeys from the Salon to the Studio

Vidya Shah

Tulika Books

Jalsa

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Pub Date: March 2016

ISBN: 9789382381778

120 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $45.00

Jalsa

Indian Women and Their Journeys from the Salon to the Studio

Vidya Shah

Tulika Books

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Jalsa takes the reader through the journeys of women performers in India from the salon to the studio. It attempts to give insight into and a perspective on the beginning of the interface of technology and entertainment, and the irreversible impact this has had on how we listen to, enjoy, and consume music. It acknowledges an important slice of the history of Indian music, which is celebrated the world over today in its many forms and avatars.

About the Author

Vidya Shah is a musician from New Delhi, India. Trained initially in Carnatic music, she later received guidance in the North Indian genres of Khayal (from Shubha Mudgal and Mujahid Hussain Khan), and Thumri, Dadra, and Ghazal (from Shanti Hiranand). She writes on music for several publications and has contributed to the Encyclopedia Britannica. A popular performer and prolific composer, Vidya Shah is a recipient of the Senior Fellowship from the Government of India and the Charles Wallace Award for her project "Women on Record", a performance highlighting the contributions of women performers in the gramophone era.