Anna Morcom, <i>Hindi Film Songs and the Cinema</i> Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate, 2007 [xii, 281 pp. ISBN 9780754651987. $44.95 (paperback)]. <i>SOAS Musicology Series</i>.


  • Beth Szczepanski Whitman College



Hindi film industry, Bollywood, Film music

Author Biography

Beth Szczepanski, Whitman College

Beth Szczepanski teaches courses on world music at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Her research focuses on music in Chinese Buddhism, and her book, The Instrumental Music of Wutaishan’s Buddhist Monasteries, was published by Ashgate in 2012. In 2015, “Impossible Melodies: Octave Cycles and Illusory Pitch Shifts in a North Chinese Wind Repertoire” appeared in Analytic Approaches to World Music. Beth holds a Master’s degree in Historical Musicology and a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from The Ohio State University.


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How to Cite

Szczepanski, B. (2017). Anna Morcom, &lt;i&gt;Hindi Film Songs and the Cinema&lt;/i&gt; Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate, 2007 [xii, 281 pp. ISBN 9780754651987. $44.95 (paperback)]. &lt;i&gt;SOAS Musicology Series&lt;/i&gt;. Journal of Film Music, 7(1), 99–100.