21 Jul 2018 - 17:00 to 19:30
Kolkata , West Bengal
Have you heard about the famous Boipara near College Street?
22 Jul 2018 - 07:00 to 09:00
Gwalior , Madhya Pradesh
The ancient capital of Gwalior is steeped in the splendour of
22 Jul 2018 - 07:00 to 09:00
Orchha , Madhya Pradesh
Orchha, meaning ‘a hidden place’, is a town brimming with


Mirasins and their Performances


This photo documentation tries to capture the acts and performances of Mirasins.  In the first three photographs they can be seen performing in the house of one of the taluqdars. Though a big enough diwan was placed in the room, they sat down on the carpet to sing. It is customary for mirasins to sit at a lower level than their patrons. In the fourth and the fifth photograph the mirasins can be seen singing in their home. The child is clapping along the beats and will gradually learn the art without any ‘formal’ training. A qawwal, brother of one of the mirasins, is on the tabla.