India | Rajasthan


Maand is a form of court music that developed in Marwar region of Rajasthan. Later, this music form permeated into folk forms. The professional singers employed it in ballads - a song that tells a story often about real events. It was also used in songs which were sung in praise of patrons.

Maand is generally sung in a deep bass, and is inclusive of complex inflexion of voices. Love, separation, chivalry and revelry are the themes. The sub-genres of Maand include Dhola Maru, Moomal-Mahendra, Doongji-Jawarji, Galaleng, Jala-Boobna and Nagji-Nagwatnti.

A festival dedicated to this music form is celebrated in Jodhpur.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


Copyright 2014 by Online Highways LLC. Enjoy some India trivia. Send Us Your Comments