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Women's songs, women's lives. A view from Kangra

Narayan, Kirin

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This article describes the role of song in uniting singers, in performance of rituals, and in explaining married life and emotions among the population in Kangra, India. This region is known for wide views, terraced fields, scattered villages, and Goddess temples. Out-migration for men seeking employment has had a long tradition spanning hundreds of years. Women's songs are associated with rituals, such as birth, marriage, bridal farewells, and married life ("Pakharu"). The Pakharu is sung...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1994
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/100176
Source: Manushi

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