chapter  10
11 Pages

Trends in Hindi film music with special reference to socioeconomic and political changes

WithPankaj Rag

Any analysis of Hindi film music over the years needs to take into account multiple aspects and parameters, and that too in an integrated and organic manner incorporating changes, conflicts, continuities and shifts. Thus the musical compositions of a particular period need to be seen not only in terms of an analysis of notes, ragas, beats, tunes and tonal manifestations, but also in relation to the socioeconomic and political context and consciousness of the time which make their own demands and affect musical creations both at the level of expression as well as interpretation. An attempt has been made in this chapter to analyze the trends of Hindi film music in terms of stylistic changes corresponding to changing sensibilities affected by transformations in the social context.