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Purabiya Songs

Purabiya is a variety of folk song popular in the eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh. This song is distinguished by its typical tune. The singing is not restricted to any particular community or section.

The songs are generally themed around the separation of husband and wife. The words depict the loneliness of a wife whose husband has gone east in search of a source of livelihood. Apart from the angle of separation, these songs also include other popular themes.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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