Singing Gandhi's India
Here is the first ever and only detailed account of Gandhi and music in India. How politics and music
intersperse with each other has been paid scanty, if not any, attention, let alone Gandhis role in it. Looking
at prayer as politics, Singing Gandhis India traces Gandhis relationship with music and nationalism.
Uncovering his writings on music, ashram bhajan practice, the Vande Mataram debate, Subramanian makes a
case for a closer scrutiny of Gandhis oeuvre to map sonic politics in twentieth century India.
Lakshmi Subramanian is an Indian historian with a long and distinguished teaching and research career, having taught history in India and elsewhere. Her work in the fields of maritime history and the social history of Indian music is widely recognized. Post her tenure as Professor of History at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, she has been researching with the Godrej Archives in Mumbai. Currently, she is Professor at the Humanities and Social Sciences Department, BITS Pilani (Goa), and also Associate Member at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Nantes, France.