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The Politics and Poetics of Authenticity

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ISBN: 9781787351288 9781787351288 Year: Pages: 176 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787351288 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Political Science --- History --- Languages and Literatures
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What is the role of cultural authenticity in the making of nations? Much scholarly and popular commentary on nationalism dismisses authenticity as a romantic fantasy or, worse, a deliberately constructed mythology used for political manipulation. The Politics and Poetics of Authenticity places authenticity at the heart of Sinhala nationalism in late nineteenth and twentieth-century Sri Lanka. It argues that the passion for the ‘real’ or the ‘authentic’ has played a significant role in shaping nationalist thinking and argues for an empathetic yet critical engagement with the idea of authenticity.

Modernizing Composition: Sinhala Song, Poetry, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Sri Lanka

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ISBN: 9780520294714 9780520967755 Year: Pages: 230 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.27 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: History --- Music
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The study of South Asian music falls under the purview of ethnomusicology, whereas that of South Asian literature falls under South Asian studies. As a consequence of this academic separation, scholars rarely take notice of connections between South Asian song and poetry. Modernizing Composition overcomes this disciplinary fragmentation by examining the history of Sinhala-language song and poetry in twentieth-century Sri Lanka. Garrett Field describes how songwriters and poets modernized song and poetry in response to colonial and postcolonial formations. The story of this modernization is significant in that it shifts focus from India’s relationship to the West to little-studied connections between Sri Lanka and North India.

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