SINGLE AUTHORED BOOKS
The Voice in the Drum: Music, Language and Emotion in Islamicate South Asia. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2014)

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.)

EDITED VOLUMES
Theorizing the local: Music, practice and experience in south Asia and beyond,  (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).

The bison and the horn: Indigeneity, performance, and the state of India. Special Issue of Asian Ethnology 73(1-2): 1-18. (coedited with Frank Heidemann, 2014).

Thought and play in musical rhythm. Edited by Richard K. Wolf, Stephen Blum and Christopher Hasty. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019).

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

2015
The Musical Lives of Texts: Rhythms and Communal Relationships among the Nizamis and Some of Their Neighbours in South and West Asia, in Tellings and Texts: Music, Literature and Performance in North India, ed. Francesca Orsini and Katherine Butler Schofield, 445-484. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers.

2015
Music and the emotions: Perspectives from 30 years in South and Central Asia. In Черия Открытых лекций по тематическому “Междисциплинарный дискурс в контексте взаимоотношнения гуманитарных и естественнонауных исследований,” 46-61. Dushanbe: University of Central Asia, Aga Khan Humanities Project.

2014
(With Frank Heidemann). Guest Editors’ Introduction: Indigeneity, Performance, and the State in South Asia and Beyond. In The bison and the horn: Indigeneity, performance, and the state of India. Special Issue of Asian Ethnology 73(1-2): 1-18.

2014
Tribal and Modern Voices in South Indian Kota Society. In The bison and the horn: Indigeneity, performance, and the state of India. Special Issue of Asian Ethnology 73(1-2): 61–89.

2014
The drums of Islam, a shrine and a story set in Pakistan. Performing Islam 2(2): 127-44.

2013
The Manifest and the Hidden: Agency and loss in Muslim performance traditions of south and west Asia, in Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World: Performance, Politics and Piety, chapter 6, ed. Kamal Salhi (Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies). New York: Routledge.

2012
Entries in Encyclopedia of the Nilgiri Hills, ed. Paul Hockings. Manohar and AltaMira Press: 1. “Architecture, Kota.” pp 41-42; 2. “Funerary Rituals, Kota,” 353-64; 3. Kollimalai,” pp 478-80; 4. “Kota Culture,” 480-82; 5. “Kota Eschatology,” 482-87 ;6. “Kota Kinship,” 494-95; 7. “Kota Speech,” 495-501 [INSERT LINK TO FILE CALLED “Kota-language.PDF”]; 8. “Music and Performance: Kota and Tribal,” 611-18.

2010
The rhythms of rāga ālāpana in south Indian music: A preliminary introduction. 121-141. Perspectives on Korean Music:Sanjo and Issues of Improvisation in Musical Traditions of Asia. vol 1.

2010
“Music and translocation in south Asia: Two case studies.” In Relationship between Eurasia and Japan: Mutual Interaction and Representation. Proceedings of the international symposium, Performance and Culture: Exchange and Symbols in Eurasia and Japan (held on March 28-29, 2009), 116-121, ed. by Koike, Jun’ichi, Shoji Ueno, Yoshitaka Terada and Ryoji Sasahara. Tokyo: National Institutes for the Humanities.

2009
“Introduction.” In Theorizing the Local: Music, practice, and experience in South Asia and beyond, 5-26, edited by Richard K. Wolf (Oxford University Press, NY).

2009
“Varnams and vocalizations: The special significance of some musical beginnings.” In Theorizing the Local: Music, practice, and experience in South Asia and beyond, 243-302, edited by Richard K. Wolf (Oxford University Press, NY).

2007
“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.

2006
“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)

2003
“Return to Tears” In, The Living and the Dead: Social dimensions of death in South Asian religions, 95–112, ed. Elizabeth Wilson. Albany: State University of New York Press.

2002
“Tribal Music (Nilgiris)” pp 615–17; In South Asian Folklore: An Encyclopedia. Eds. M. Mills, P. Claus, and S. Diamond. New York: Routledge.

2002
“Tribal Communities (S. India)” pp 611-13. In South Asian Folklore: An Encyclopedia. Eds. M. Mills, P. Claus, and S. Diamond. New York: Routledge.

2001
“Emotional dimensions of ritual music among the Kotas, a south Indian tribe.” Ethnomusicology 45(3): 379–422.

2000/01
“Three perspectives on music and the idea of tribe in India.” Asian Music 32(1): 5–34.

2000/01
“Mourning songs and human pasts among the Kotas of south India.” Asian M. 32(1): 141–183.

2000
“Embodiment and ambivalence: Emotion in south Asian Muharram drumming.” Yearbook for Traditional Music 32: 81–116.

2000
“Music in Seasonal and Life-Cycle Rituals.” In The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Vol 5, South Asia: The Indian Subcontinent, ed. A. Arnold, 272–87. New York: Garland Pub., Inc.

2000
“Tamil Nadu.” In The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Vol 5, South Asia:The Indian Subcontinent, ed. Alison Arnold, 903–21. New York: Garland Pub., Inc.

1997
“Rain, God and Unity among the Kotas.” In Blue Mountains Revisited, ed. Paul Hockings, 231–292. Delhi: Oxford University Press.

1991
“Style and tradition in Karaikkudi vina playing.” Asian Theatre Journal 8(2): 118–41.

SCHOLARLY RECORDINGS AND LINER
2014 “Continuity: Ranganayaki Rajagopalan.” 2 CD set, classical vina music of south India. Scholarly notes and production, Richard Wolf. International Council for Traditional Music/UNESCO. Smithsonian Folkways.

Liner notes only (free download)

MANUSCRIPTS
Kota Dictionary. Dravidian language of the Nilgiri Hills of South India.

Symbolism and Social Structure in Kota Ritual. Unpublished manuscript. Cite as Wolf, Richard K. 2020. “Symbolism and Social Structure in Kota Ritual,” richardkwolf.com/publications accessed (date).