Pandvani

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Preeti Bahadur Ramaswami, Mushtak Khan
Sometime around the turn of the century a young uncle and nephew duo sang stories of the Pandavas in the Raipur-Bilaspur region. The mama-bhanja duo, as they came to be called sang at churahas and in open spaces, without microphone and without a stage. Entire village turned up to listen to them,…
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The Pardhans are bards to Gond Adivasis. Traditionally they go to gond homes every year after the harvest, singing songs of Gond  genealogy and gods while playing the Bana. In their role as mediators between humans and gods, they are also called Pathari. The Pandvani of the Gonds recount adventures…
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The Gonds regard Bheem as one of their own. One of the several mythologies around Bheem in this region is one that connects him to the mandar baja, which, when played, causes rain. The video records a conversation on this practice  with Khiruram Gond at Kopabeda Bastar, at a site where Bheema is…
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Pandvani is one of the most celebrated forms of folklore from Chhattisgarh. In recent recent years its popularity outside this region owes much to the lauded performer Teejan Bai. Known mostly as a regional/ folk version of the Mahabharata, its terms of relationship with the Sanskrit epic are…
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Chetan Devangan is the chief disciple of the famous Pandvani singer Jhaduram Devangan. He is the senior most Pandvani singer. He is not only a Pandvani singer but a logist of oral traditions and especially, Pandvani. In this conversation, Chetan Devangan talks about the trajectory of Pandvani in…
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Lakhan Singh Dhruv
Pandvani  are lore of the Pandavas sung and recited in Chhattisgarh.  This video presents a rarely known form of singing the Pandvani known locally as Khatgayan Pandvani.  The story, part of regional lore, recounts adventures that lead to the marriage of Sahadev, with  Bheema as its principal  …
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Mushtak Khan
लगभग अड़तालीस वर्षीय पंडवानी गायिका प्रभा यादव पंडवानी के पितामह कहलाने वाले  झाडूराम देवांगन की शिष्या और वर्तमान पंडवानी गायकों की अग्रिम पंक्ति में से एक  हैं। पंडवानी प्रस्तुति और प्रक्रिया में परंपरा तथा कलाकार की निजिता का क्या स्वरुप है इस  विषय पर उनके विचार जानना रुचिकर है। यह एक अल्प…
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Pandvani is one of the most celebrated forms of folklore from Chhattisgarh. In recent recent years its popularity outside this region owes much to the lauded performer Teejan Bai.  Known mostly as a regional/ folk version of the Mahabharata, its terms of relationship with the Sanskrit epic are…
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Pandvani is one of the most celebrated forms of folklore from Chhattisgarh. In recent recent years its popularity outside this region owes much to the lauded performer Teejan Bai. Known mostly as a regional/ folk version of the Mahabharata, its terms of relationship with the Sanskrit epic are…
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Kunj Bihari Devangan, Basil, district Billai, Chhattisgarh
 This video presents a conversation with Jhaduram Devangan son of the famed Pandvani singer the late Jhaduram Devangan. He speaks on his father's legacy, on the shaping Pandvani performance formats and the introduction of the banjo.     This content has been created as part of a project…
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