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Echoes from Dharamsala: Music in the Life of a Tibetan Refugee Community

Keila Diehl

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230439
eISBN:
9780520936003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230439.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book uses music to understand the experiences of Tibetans living in Dharamsala, a town in the Indian Himalayas that for more than forty years has been home to Tibet's government-in-exile. The ... More


Dharamsala: A Resting Place to Pass Through

Keila Diehl

in Echoes from Dharamsala: Music in the Life of a Tibetan Refugee Community

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230439
eISBN:
9780520936003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230439.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter complicates the notion of “home” considered from the perspective of exile, emphasizing the deep connections for Tibetans between the Dalai Lama's presence in Dharamsala and being “in ... More


Taking Refuge in (and from) India: Film Songs, Angry Mobs, and Other Exilic Pleasures and Fears

Keila Diehl

in Echoes from Dharamsala: Music in the Life of a Tibetan Refugee Community

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230439
eISBN:
9780520936003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230439.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on Tibetan refugee life in the “here and now” of contemporary India. It examines the place of Hindi film songs in Dharamsala's soundscape and explores the concerns their ... More


The Nail That Sticks Up Gets Hammered Down: Making Modern Tibetan Music

Keila Diehl

in Echoes from Dharamsala: Music in the Life of a Tibetan Refugee Community

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230439
eISBN:
9780520936003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230439.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter describes how “modern Tibetan music”, a new rock-influenced genre that has developed over the past ten years, fits into Dharamsala's soundscape. It explains that modern Tibetan music is ... More


A Peek Through Ragged Tent Flaps and Heaven's Door: Concerts That Rupture and Bond

Keila Diehl

in Echoes from Dharamsala: Music in the Life of a Tibetan Refugee Community

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230439
eISBN:
9780520936003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230439.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on public music concerts in Dharamsala. It explains that by juxtaposing Hindi, English, Nepali and Tibetan songs, these concerts profoundly revealing cultural performances in ... More


The Body As Gift: Gender, the Dead, and Exchange in the Chöd Ritual Economy

Anya Bernstein

in Religious Bodies Politic: Rituals of Sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226072555
eISBN:
9780226072692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072692.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter continues the theme of bodies and gender, as the author joins Buryat pilgrims on a journey from the Drepung Monastery to Dharamsala, which some Buryats have recently made their home. The ... More


Introduction: Liberal Sympathies

in Discipline and Debate: The Language of Violence in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520269460
eISBN:
9780520952010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269460.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter discusses the ambivalence towards the Dalai Lama's Dharamsala-based reforms—reforms that often aspire to liberal-democratic ideals. It considers the implications of these ... More


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