Marriage Songs

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Chandrayee Dey
Traditionally in a Bengali Muslim family, neighbours, relations and community women, locally called biye gauni, were invited by the head of the family to come and join a wedding and perform during the marriage rituals and ceremony. Their performance included songs, dance and kaap (comic performance…
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Priya Malik
  The everyday geet (songs) of Haryanvi women which they sing through all the major and minor events of their life are called jakdi. As a result, jakdi geet comprise themes that pertain to every context imaginable in a married woman’s life. There are some jakdi geet that are about the unmarried…
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