Author: Janice Eyer ProtopapasPublisher: Punjabi UniversityYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 217ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788130202082
This volume seeks to apply an ethnomuscicological approach to the study of Sikh Sabad Kirtan that includes oth a detailed nalysis of the musical system as well s exploring the dimension of contedt in the analysis of the musical sound. The performance of devotional music in India has been an active, sonic conduit where spiritual indentities are shaped and forged; where both history and mythology are out and remembered daily. For the followers of Sikhism, Sabad Kirtan, congregational hymn singing has been the vehicle through which text, melody and ritual act as respositories of memory, elevating memory to a place where historical and social events can be reenacted and memorialized on levels of spiritual significance.The establishment of Gurmat Sangeet Department at an academic level in Punjabi University has given impetus to research in various fields of Gurmat Sangeet. Gurmat Sangeet Chair and Department of Gurmat Sangeet are carrying out the research activities along with teaching. At present, more than twenty scholars from India and abroad are pursuing their ph.D. program.
ContentsForewordPrefaceAuthor’s PrefaceContentsList of TablesList of Figures OrthographyChapter One : IntroductionChapter Two : Historical Survey of Sikhism And Its Influence On Sabad KirtanChapter Three : The Guru Granth SahibChapter Four : The Musical Development of Sabad KirtanChapter Five : Harmony of Raga And RevelationChapter Six : Song And Memory “Singing From The Heart”Chapter Seven : Kirtan Chaunki Affect, Embodimentand MemoryChapter Eight : Conclusion “Mil Sangat Dhan Dhan Dhan Karahu”AppendixGlossaryBibliography