ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Voice, Gender and Space in Time of Five-Year Plans

This article explores Lata Mangeshkar's artistry in order to investigate the processes through which her voice and singing style became the ideal of Indian performative femininity. The discussion examines the stabilisation of gender identities through a number of elements of Indian modernity including nationalism, Hindu identity, the 'woman question', representations of space and also, the cultural meanings of the five-year plans.

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