Goalpariya Lokgeet: Journey of a Genre Blog 2: Genre Description

Goalpariya Lokgeets are sung in local dialects, which is very close to Bangla language. Grierson mentioned in his Linguistic Survey of India, Vol.5 Part-I that the language spoken in Goalpara and neighbouring north Bengal is a part of the Bengali language. Later on some scholars have used the term ‘Kamatapuri’ or ‘Kamrupi’ also for this …

Goalpariya Lokgeet: Journey of a Genre Blog 1: The Genre

This is about a journey of a song genre of Assam, a state in the north eastern part of India. The genre is known as Goalpariya Lokgeet. I have been trying to study the journey of this song genre from the local to a more popular pan-Assamese mainstream song genre and the role of important …