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Published: 25 August 2020

252 Pages | 7 Images (black and white)

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780190700546


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Siren Song

Understanding Pakistan Through Its Women Singers

Fawzia Afzal-Khan

Fawzia Afzal-Khan's book is an important and timely feminist intervention in the study of classical music and a cogent challenge to the prevailing antisecular orthodoxy in the academy. In this complex and sensitive study...of the careers of artistes like Malka Pukhraj, Roshanara Begum, Reshma, and of the newer music and musical space offered by Coke Studio, Afzal-Khan shows us the multiple ways in which women performers negotiated and continue to negotiate their way through the numerous challenges thrown their way in the wake of the partitioning of the subcontinent and the multiple demands placed on them.