Sikh Sabad Kirtan  -  The Musicology of Sacred Memory

Sikh Sabad Kirtan - The Musicology of Sacred Memory

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Author: Janice Eyer Protopapas
Publisher: Punjabi University
Year: 2013
Language: English
Pages: 217
ISBN/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.


Author’s Preface
List of Tables
List of Figures Orthography

Chapter One : Introduction
Chapter Two : Historical Survey of Sikhism And Its Influence On Sabad Kirtan
Chapter Three : The Guru Granth Sahib
Chapter Four : The Musical Development of Sabad Kirtan
Chapter Five : Harmony of Raga And Revelation
Chapter Six : Song And Memory “Singing From The Heart”
Chapter Seven : Kirtan Chaunki Affect, Embodimentand Memory
Chapter Eight : Conclusion “Mil Sangat Dhan Dhan Dhan Karahu”