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Panihari Songs

Panihari is a style of song recited by the women of Rajasthan. The theme of these songs is water. Due to its scarcity, water is of great importance in this region.

The songs portray the daily chores performed by the women near the well. Some songs also depict the encounter of the women with their lovers. Some songs center on the quarrels between a mother and her daughter-in-law.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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