Popular Musics of India: An Ethnomusicological Review

Devpriya Chakravarty


This article brings into discussion the presence of a contemporary popular music culture amongst globalised, urban, Indian youth which is perpetuated by Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festivals. This paper begins with the argument as to how there is no one monolithic popular music scene in India by presenting a historical analysis of a timeline for popular musics of India, a scene that has received scanty scholarly attention. 


cultural studies, ethnomusicology, electronic dance music culture, India, popular music, youth culture.

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