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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


Introduction: Theory at Home and in the Field

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/9780520230439.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book is concerned with the performance and reception of popular music and song by Tibetan refugees living in north India. To explore the ways in which cultural boundaries are understood, ... 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


The West as Surrogate Shangri-La: Rock and Roll and Rangzen as Style and Ideology

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/9780520230439.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter analyzes the Tibetan refugee dreams of political independence or autonomy for the homeland. It discusses the idealized romance with the West engaged in by young Tibetan refugees facing ... 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


Debate as a Diasporic Pedagogy

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/9780520269460.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that debate should be understood in relation to the Dalai Lama's reflexive activities, which are accessed through a consideration of his influential public addresses to Tibetans ... More


Conclusion: Echoes, Cycles, and Their Implications

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/9780520230439.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter reiterates the fundamental belief of Tibetans in cyclicity and relates this belief to Tibetan music. Various genres of music echo off one another in the daily lives of Tibetan refugees, ... More


Holy Place/TIRTHA: Living in the Place of the Buddha’s Death

Jessica Marie Falcone

in Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the proposed site of the colossal Maitreya Project: Kushinagar, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The chapter explains the various communities and stake-holders of the ... More


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