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Goalpariya Lokageet: Journey of a Genre This presentation was to trace the journey of a song genre of Assam, a state in the north-eastern part of India. The genre is known as Goalpariya Lokageet. It attempted to study the journey of this genre of songs from the local to a more popular pan-Assamese mainstream genre …

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 …

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 …

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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 …