Audio / Visual Examples for Publications

Many of my publications make reference to specific scenes, genres, and musical pieces captured on audio and video recordings. This section of the site provides links to both the media and to the original publications.

Doubleness, Matam

“Doubleness, mātam, and Muharram drumming in South Asia.” In Pain and its transformation, 331-50., ed. Sarah Coakley and Kay Kaufman Shelemay. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 2007

The Black Cow’s Footprint

The Black Cow’s Footprint: Time, Space and Music in the Lives of the Kotas of South India (Delhi: Permanent Black, 2005; Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006.)

Emotional Dimensions

Poetics of Sufi Practice

“The Poetics of ‘Sufi’ Practice: Drumming, Dancing, and Complex Agency at Madho Lāl Husain (And Beyond).” American Ethnologist 33(2): 246-268. (Reprinted 2010 in Islam and Society in Pakistan: Anthropological Perspectives, ed. Magnus Marsden. Karachi: OUP) 2006

Dhamali dancers and dhol drummers at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shah Husain, Lahore, Pakistan
Tāsha and ḍhol ensemble, with electronic organ, playing at wedding in Barkaz, near Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 1998