Songs of Saraz Region | Puchhaande Puchhaande (Sithni)

Songs of Saraz Region | Puchhaande Puchhaande (Sithni)

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Published on: 06 November 2018

Vikalp Ashiquehind and Rohan Chauhan

Vikalp Ashiqehind is a linguist trained at University College London. He specializes in the syntax and prosody of human language and is presently engaged in writing a grammar of Sarazi language.

Rohan Chauhan is an MPhil candidate at the Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies, Delhi University.


Nagara went around asking

Which house has a marriage going on?

Whose door has clothes

Whose door has dyed turbans

Whose house has high halls and an open door

Whose door has a Kura tree beside

This house has a marriage going on!

This is a bilingual song with parts alternating in Dogri and Sarazi. The genre is Sithni which is sung in marriages.


Puchhaande puchhaande nagara geyaa

Kere gara shaadi baalaan de

Ho jina darwajre kapre sangure

Jina darwajre saphe rangure

Ho unche pasaare neeme darwazre

Ho Jine darwajre kure da buta

Engei gara shadi baalaan to