An email has been sent to you containing your Email Verification Code, please check your email and enter the Email Verification Code to proceed. But when the family fell on hard times, her sister and she took to singing. Once in the old city, Jhingan discovered that one of the two sisters had already died in the interim. Born to Sing, makes that amply clear. Her sister and she, however, never left.

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She is thin, her face is gaunt, and when she wears her spectacles, they almost cover her entire face.

A shrinking space for the female voice, as in the case of the Mirasi women, is something that has contemporary parallels baahar. Jhingan says that Mirasi women such as Sugran were quick-witted, strong-willed and passionate singers, who shared a strong relationship with their patrons, and were rich repositories of the oral tradition of Punjab.

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Mirasi women sang at birth celebrations, weddings and at death rituals. However, as the film shows, the women who were once sought-after for their rich repertoire of folk songs, their quick-witted nature, and their charms, saw a decline in their fortunes after the patrons fell on hard times.

Born to Sing, makes that amply clear. Many moons ago, before the likes of Honey Singh became de rigueur at Punjabi weddings, melodious strains of popular folk songs such as mehendi ni mehendi a traditional henna song and phullan di bahaar flowers in bloom occupied pride of place at wedding celebrations.


The rewards from singing at celebrations stopped, and slowly, the women themselves started to recede to the margins. Sound recordings and lyrics of English Songs on this website are licensed by Deep Emotions Publishing www. If you believe that any material held in by us infringes your copyright please follow the guidance in our Notice and Take Down policy.

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Apr 27, A still from the documentary film Mirasans of Punjab: The Mirasi women were an important part of the cultural landscape of the phullna, where they derived power and prestige from their royal patrons.

If so, select the confirmation message and mark it Not Spam, which should allow future messages to get through. Punjabi Folk Release Year: Popular Last 7 Days. Once in the old city, Jhingan discovered that one of the two sisters had already died in the interim. And for a woman such as Sugran, death came sooner. But when the family fell on hard times, her sister and she took to singing.

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By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Of course, the craft brought the sisters much fame, and some fortune too.

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But she met with Sugran, the other sister, and thereafter, Jhingan spent two years on the film that was released inand has been screened at film festivals in Delhi, Karachi and Seattle. Back in Punjab, however, the younger women who did take up the Mirasi tradition are only left hoping for state recognition ci patronage. The Mirasis trace their lineage to Bhai Mardana, who was a Muslim.


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Today, we hear the voice of Arijit Singh, Javed Ali, Atif Aslam, more than that of female singers, says Jhingan, whose work focuses on music, sound technologies and cinema. Growing up in Delhi in the 90s, wedding rituals, and the accompanying rendition of folk songs, provided rare glimpses into the cultural moorings of the pre-Partition generation, and their fervent attempts to hold on to their bahat.

phullan di bahar

She recalls reading a news report on two sisters of the Mirasi community, and fascinated by their story, Jhingan travelled to the spot in Patiala. Though the Mirasi women claim that the profession is inherited, it was not that bqhar were formally trained in the art, even if at home. Her sister and she, however, never left.

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But the repertoire of Punjabi folk songs was certainly far richer than what one was exposed to in urban Delhi. Play with Song Number.

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