Die nationalistische Note: Westliche Grammophone und indischer Nationalismus vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg

Translated title of the contribution: Nationalistic Tunes: Western Gramophone Companies and Indian Nationalism before World War I

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Abstract

Gramophone companies were attracted to India as a large market since the early twentieth century. This article traces the diffusion of the gramophone and its arrival in India as a recipient society. It shows first how Western entrepreneurs learned selling gramophones and music to Indian consumers. Second, it asks how indigenizing forces worked to adapt the commodity to local imperatives. While imported Western products were generally rejected, the gramophone found acceptance through localized and politicized recordings and its links to the Indian independence movement.
Translated title of the contributionNationalistic Tunes: Western Gramophone Companies and Indian Nationalism before World War I
Original languageGerman
JournalHistorische Anthropologie
Volume24
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)27-49
Number of pages23
ISSN0942-8704
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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