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Everyday Creativity: Singing Goddesses in the Himalayan Foothills

Kirin Narayan


This book's author's imagination was captured the very first time that, as a girl visiting the Himalayas, she heard Kangra women join their voices together in song. Returning as an anthropologist, she became fascinated by how they spoke of singing as a form of enrichment, bringing feelings of accomplishment, companionship, happiness, and even good health—all benefits of the “everyday creativity” are explored in this book. Part ethnography, part musical discovery, part poetry, part memoir, and part unforgettable portraits of creative individuals, this work brings this remote region in North Ind ... More

Keywords: Himalayas, Kangra, women, song, North India, music, Kangra songs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226407425
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226407739.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kirin Narayan, author
Australia National University