Sounding and Writing a Nepali Public Sphere: The Music and Language of Jhyaure
What is it about?
This article teases out the threads of historical, musical-technical, and regional linguistic meaning in the term jhyaure, discussing what it has come to signify in Nepal as a rural-affiliated genre of song and dance, a form of poetry that began to circulate in print in the nineteenth century, a symbol of hill-nationalist cultural production, and a symbol of unsophisticated country people.
Why is it important?
It's important because it reminds scholars of oral tradition's importance in forming a public sphere.
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