13 May 2022, 06:30 pm
Programme Type
Annexe Lecture Room II, IIC Annexe


Bole Koyaliya: Lata Mangeshkar's music and the idea of India

Illustrated lecture by Ashwini Deshpande, Professor of Economics and Director of Centre for Economic Data and Analysis (CEDA), Ashok University. Prof. Deshpande occasionally writes articles on Hindi film music and has written specifically about Lata Mangeshkar's music and persona

Chair: Prof. Partho Datta, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University

This lecture will explore the trajectory and key dimensions of Lata Mangeshkar's extraordinary career, focusing on her prolific contribution to Hindi film music. In recent years, Lata Mangeshkar's persona, her role in the music industry and the texture of her voice have been subjected to scholarly criticism and public debate. The lecture will briefly delve into the key issues in this debate and examine the validity of the claims using audio-visual examples from her body of musical work