Goalpariya Lokgeet: Journey of a Genre Blog 5: the journey so far..

Goalpariya Lokgeets have travelled from the forests of Goalpara to mainland Assam and beyond; have come out of the forests and Mahuts. They have now reached other parts of Assam and established itself as a popular song genre in Assamese popular culture; enveloping throughout its journey changes at various aspects - singers, themes, communities, musical …

Goalpariya Lokgeet: Journey of a Genre Blog 4: about the Mahuts..

Goalpariya Lokgeets are known as Mahut songs-songs of the Mahuts, the elephant tamers. (Refer Blog 2: Genre Description). These Mahuts and their companions did not belong to any special community or caste. They were from Bodos, Garos, Rabhas and the Nepalese from the hills and the Muslims and the Rajbangshis from the plains and sometimes …

Goalpariya Lokgeet: Journey of a Genre Blog 3: the legend behind..

The legend behind the Goalpariya Lokgeet goes like this - once a poor Brahmin couple Jayamala and Jayanath lived on the bank of a stream that comes down through the forest of Bhutan. Once Jayanath was called to conduct the last rites of a rich Brahmin who had an ugly lazy daughter, whom apparently Jayanath …