Currently I am working on cognitive and motion-based analysis of vocal music pedagogy, the aesthetic and philosophical dimensions of raga-mala painting, and music’s role in the construction of place within cultural narratives. I am finishing up an extensive biography of Ustad Vilayat Khan, slated for release in 2013.
Peer Reviewed Articles
“From Hybridity to the Rhizome: Mapping Performance Sites.” Journal of the Indian Musicological Society. Volume 40. 2009-2010. pp. 131-139.
“Politics, Place and Memory: the Performance and Construction of Tajik National Identity.” Africa Meets Asia Proceedings, edited by Balasubramaniam R., S. A. K. Durga, S. N. S. Muthry, H. S. Sudhindra, July 2008. pp. 225-231.
“Tribes and the ‘Others’.”Tribes of India: Identity, Culture, and Lore. Indira Gandhi National Open University, School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies. New Delhi: (2009), pp.50-64.
“Folklore and Modern Art Forms.” Tradition, Identity and Cultural Production. Indira Gandhi National Open University, School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies. New Delhi: (2009), pp.126-129.
“Cultural Strategies for Asserting Identity.” Tradition, Identity and Cultural Production. Indira Gandhi National Open University, School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies. New Delhi: (2009), pp.153-164.
“Globalization and Indigenous Cultures.” Tradition, Identity and Cultural Production. Indira Gandhi National Open University, School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies. New Delhi: (2009), pp. 163-172.
“Island Songs: a Global Repertoire.” Island Studies Journal, edited by Godfrey Baldacchino. Volume 7, No. 2, November 2012. (in press).
Reviews of Publications
Putcha, Rumya “Identity, History and Hindustani Music: the Rise of Sitar in post-Independence India.” Dissertation Reviews, edited by Tom Mullaney. October 2012.
“Tajikistan: The Politics of Poetics.” Middle Eastern Studies Bulletin: A Bi-annual Publication of the Middle East Studies Center: The Ohio State University (October 2007), pp. 6-10.
“Poetry as Cultural Bridge.” Global Perspectives: Winter 2008 Newsletter. The Ohio State University (December 2008), http://oia.osu.edu/global-perspectives/253-winter-quarter-2008.html.
“Negotiating Gender/Mapping the Social: Jaunsari Women’s Songs.” Association for Asian Studies, San Diego. March 21-24, 2013.
“Gharana as Emplacement: the Social and Symbolic Geography of the Imdad Khan Gharana.” National Society for Ethnomusicology, New Orleans. November 1-4, 2012.
“From Learning to Performing: a Case Study of Indian Vocal Music.” Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) 4th Annual Meeting, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada, August 22-24, 2012.
“Nation and Sentiment in Expression.” Discussant. Central Eurasian Studies Society, 12th Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio, September 15-18, 2011.
“Healing and Mantras: Background and Research.” Poster presentation. Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) 3rd Annual Meeting, Memorial University, Saint John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. June 8-14, 2011.
“Teaching and Learning Vocal Music in Contemporary India.” Poster presentation. Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) 3rd Annual Meeting, Memorial University, Saint John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. June 8-14, 2011.
“Music, Cognition and Health: Introducing the AIRS Project.” Seminar on Singing and Health, Guwahati Neurological Research Centre, Guwahati. March 11, 2011.
“From Hybridity to the Rhizomes: Modeling Contemporary Hindustani Music Performances.” National Society for Ethnomusicology Conference, Los Angeles, California. November 11-14, 2010.
“Guru-sisya parampara: a cross-cultural examination of vocal pedagogical method in North India.” Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) 2nd Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington. August 22, 2010.
“Islam in South Asia: Memory, Trauma and Cultural Expression.” Islamic Resurgence in the Age of Globalization: Myth, Memory, and Emotion, Trondheim, Norway. September 4-6, 2009.
“East Meets West: Indian Classical Music’s Influence on Western Art Music Composers.” University of Delhi, Faculty of Music & Fine Arts. Music and Globalization Conference, New Delhi, India. March 3-5 2009.
“Reflections on the Gayki Ang: Sitar and Ustad Vilayat Khan.” two day International Workshop on The Role of Lyrics in the Transmission of Hindustani Music. Supported by Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris and The Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi. February 18- 19 2009.
“Globalization, Memory and Mediation: Hybrid Performance Sites in Delhi.” India Performing Arts Conference, Amsterdam. November 2008.
“Poetics and Performance: The Intersection of Text and Music in Thumri.” Society for Ethnomusicology Conference, Wesleyan University. October 2008.
“Politics, Place and Memory: The Performance and Construction of Tajik National Identity.” International Music Conference and Festival, Bangalore, India. July 2008.
“Politics, Place and Memory: The Performance and Construction of Tajik National Identity.” Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology Conference. March 2008.
“Text and Context: Aspects of Hindustani Music in English Translation.” Indo-Persian Culture Conference, University of Delhi, India. March 2007.
“Identity, Image and Globalization: College Rock Competitions in New Delhi.” National Society for Ethnomusicology Conference, Columbus, Ohio. November 2007.
“Oral Transmission and Heritage: Receiving Talim in Northern India.” Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Columbus, Ohio. April 2006.
“Influence of Auditory and Visual Information on Tapping Responses to Non-Periodic Music.” Entrainment Network Conference, Multi-media presentation and Lecture on experimental results, Columbus, Ohio. August, 2006.
“Deconstructing Insider and Outsider: Reflexivity in Issues of Personal Identity and Fieldwork in Jaunsar-Bewar.” Midwest Society for Ethnomusicology, Bowling Green State University, Ohio. April 2005.
Invited Lectures and Presentations
“Raag & Taal: The rhythm and melody in Indian Classical Music and Dance.” Township Hall, Worthington, Ohio. October 5-6, 2012.
“Dhrupad and Khyal: Hindustani vocal music.” Known World Dance and Music Symposium 2012. The Ohio State University. June 24, 2012.
“Raga and Tala: Music and Court Culture in Mughal Era India.” Known World Dance and Music Symposium 2012, The Ohio State University. June 23, 2012.
“Introduction to Central Asian Music, Dance and Poetry.” Known World Dance and Music Symposium 2012, Society for Creative Anachronism, the State Ohio University. June 23, 2012.
“Exploring Raag and Taal: the rhythm and melody in Indian Classical Music and Dance. St. John’s Township Hall, Columbus, Ohio. August 19, 2011.
“From Central Asia to South Asia: The Historical and Cultural Development of Tajik Music.” India International Center, New Delhi, India. March 12, 2009.
“Western Harmony and the Indian Raga: Compositional Strategies.” Government Girls College, Ludhiana, India. January 25, 2009.
“The Poetry of Ja’alludin Rumi: Redefining Islam in the 21st Century.” Aga Khan College, Tajikistan. April 2007.
“Performance and Identity in the Jaunsari Puja Drumming.” The Ohio State University, Musicology Lecture Series, November 2006.
“Zamama: The Poetics of Indo-Persian Music.” The Ohio State University, Lecture and Concert, October 2006.
“The Poetry of Omar Khayyam.” Radio Tajikistan: Poetry Recitation and Lecture. Dushanbe, Tajikistan. August 2006.
“Traditional Dotar Music of Central Asia.” Tajik National Television, August 2006.
“Music and Intercultural Dialogue: Arabic, Turkish and Northern Indian Music.” Lecture and performance, Temple Beth I’ Shalom, Cleveland, Ohio. April 2004.