David Dennen’s Writings on Odia Music & Literature
This page lists the various published and unpubished, finished and unfinshed writings by myself on various aspects of Odia music and literature. For writings by others, please see the translations
My dissertation, a full-length exploration of Kiśoracandrānanda Campū in Odishan history and culture, with full translation.
Presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Indianapolis, Indiana (14-17 November 2013).
On the origins of the name “Odissi” and some of the historical alternatives. The diacritics did not get converted correctly in the published article, which may make some parts difficult to understand. For this reason I am posting a corrected version here
(the original title was “From ‘Odia’ to ‘Odissi’: Changing Conceptions of Music in Odisha”).
An interview I did with the well-known Odissi singer, assisted by Amir Kumar Jeetendra Nayak and Mrutyunjay Mohanty.
My attempt to understand the positioning of Odissi music as a “classical music” vis-à-vis Odia nationalism. I substantially revised this article in 2012 at the behest of IPROCH
; it was published in The Odishan
1/2 (2012): 10–26. The revised version can be found here