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Tejaji Ballad (A-028)



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Meena, Madan 


The collection consists of audio recordings along with related photographs and videos. The project was mainly based on recording 20 hours of the Tejaji Ballad sung by the Mali (gardeners) community of the village Thikarda. But along with Thikarda, nightlong recordings were also done in some 23 other villages of Hadoti and surrounding region for a comparative study.


This group of singers is popular in the region for their voice and their recorded Audio DVDs which sells in the market. But while recording the Ballad with them it was noticed that they do not know to sing the complete Ballad and only sings popular part of it. During this recording they forgot to sing Gajanand Stuti which is necessary to sing before starting the Tejaji Ballad.


Oral Literature, Oral Tradition, Linguistic Anthropology, Tejaji, Tejaji Gatha, Snake deity, Folk deity, Thikarda, Rajasthan, Ballad

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World Oral Literature Project

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World Oral Literature Project