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Dis-Orienting Rhythms


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Table of Contents

  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. Sounds Oriental: The (Im)possibility of theorising Asian musical cultures
  • 2. Noisy Asians or 'Asian noise'?
  • 3. Asian Kool?: Bhangra and beyond
  • 4. Re-mixing identities: Off the Turn-Table
  • 5. Psyche and soul: A view from the 'South'
  • 6. Re-sounding (anti)racism, or concordant politics?: The new Asian dance music and its Revolutionary Antecedents
  • 7. Repetitive beatings or criminal justice?
  • 8. Versioning terror: Jallianwala Bagh and the Jungle
  • 9. New paths for South Asian identity and musical creativity.


`This singularly original contribution to the study of expressive cultures is essential reading.' - Avtar Brah, University of London `This passionately written and ground-breaking text is a timely addition to the growing corpus of post-colonial writings on music.' - New Formations

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