Katherine Butler Schofield

Katherine Butler Schofield is a historian of music and listening in early modern North India and the Deccan, based at King’s College London. In telling stories about lives in music, she writes on sovereignty and selfhood, affection and desire, sympathy and loss, and power, worldly and strange. Her latest book, Music and Musicians in Late Mughal India: Histories of the Ephemeral, 1748–1858, is with Cambridge University Press (2022). Her previous edited volumes are Tellings and Texts with Francesca Orsini (Open Book, 2015) and Monsoon Feelings with Margrit Pernau and Imke Rajamani (Niyogi, 2018).