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Suddhaseel Sen

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Suddhaseel Sen

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Intimate Strangers: Cross-Cultural Exchanges between Indian and Western Musicians 1800-1950


Suddhaseel Sen completed his doctoral work at Stanford in 2020. His dissertation was on cross-cultural exchanges between Indian and European musicians from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. His doctoral advisors were Prof. Thomas Grey and  Dr. Anna Schultz. Prior to his joining the doctoral program, Suddhaseel arranged Indian music for Western ensembles in India and Canada, in addition to doing academic research in English literature. His research at Stanford was supported by a Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship, a Steven and Debra J. Wisch Graduate Fellowship, a Stanford Mellon Doctoral Fellowship, a Research Visitorship offered by the Balzan Research Project in Musicology, "Towards a Global History of Music," and research trips sponsored by the Centre for South Asia and The Europe Center at Stanford. Suddhaseel’s musical interests include Indian classical music and Bengali songs by poet-composers, and the orchestral, chamber, and operatic repertoires of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 

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