Takako Inoue

Takako Inoue (Professor, Faculty of International Relations, Daito Bunka University)

Specialized Field: Area Studies (South Asia), Performing Arts, History of India

After graduating from the Department of Musicology, Tokyo University of the Arts, she studied Karnatak (South Indian Classical) vocal music in the University of Delhi. Ph. D. (University of Tokyo). She continues not only her research but also performance.

Her publications include wide range of topics on Indian culture as well as popular music in general.


Travel in India with the Beatles: The World of Performing Arts and Mystery, Tsugeshoboshinsha, 2007.

Transformation of Musicology and Performing Arts in Modern India, Seikyusha, 2006.

Editor and co-editor:

Asian Popular Music: The Friction between Global and Local,Keisoshobo, 2010

Modern India 5: Voices from the Periphery, Tokyodaigakushuppankai, 2015

Social Transformation and Cultural Change in South Asia: From the Perspectives of the Socio-Economic Periphery, Takashi Shinoda, Takako Inoue, and Toshihiko Suda eds. The Institute of Oriental Studies, Daito Bunka University, 2017.

Handbook of Gender Studies of India, Tokyogaikokugodaigakushuppankai, 2018.


Inoue Takako, “The Reception of Western Music in South India around 1800” in Tetsuo Mochizuki and Go Kishino eds.in Orient on Orient: Images of Asia in Eurasian Countries. Comparative Studies on Regional Powers No.13, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, 2013, pp. 69-96.

Inoue Takako, "Between Art and Religion: Bhāgavata Mēla in Thanjavur" in Yoshitaka Terada ed. M usic and Society in South Asia: Perspectives from Japan, SENRI ETHNOLOGICAL STUDIES 71, 2008, pp. 103-134.