Popular Musics of India: An Ethnomusicological Review

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  • Devpriya Chakravarty MICA, Ahmedabad




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


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. 


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Author Biography

Devpriya Chakravarty, MICA, Ahmedabad

Final year Doctoral student.

Research areas: cultural studies, ethnomusicology, popular music studies, ethnography, youth culture


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How to Cite

Chakravarty, D. (2019). Popular Musics of India: An Ethnomusicological Review. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies, 6(3), 111–122. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejecs/267



Original Manuscript
Received 2019-07-10
Accepted 2019-10-13
Published 2019-12-18