Anna Marie Stirr
  • October 2017, Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190631970.003.0001

Introduction to Singing Across Divides

What is it about?

The introduction to the book begins by describing dohori song – conversational, dialogic sung poetry with improvised lyrics – and discussing the different types of dohori and contexts in which it is performed.

Why is it important?

It addresses dohori’s relations with social divisions and social change, within the specific context of recent histories of migration and social and political change in Nepal. And, it frames the study in terms of performance as social action, ruralisation, and theories of publicity and intimacy.

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