Katherine Butler Schofield

Writer & Music Historian

Katherine Butler Schofield is a historian of Indian music based at King’s College London. Through stories about ill-fated courtesans, overweening ustads and captivated patrons she writes of sovereignty and selfhood, friendship and desire, sympathy and loss, and power, worldly and strange. Her latest book, with Francesca Orsini, is Tellings and Texts: Music, Literature, and Performance in North India.