Tejaji Ballad (A-021)
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.
In this village the style of singing looked similar to Bhajans. The number of Manjira players were six to seven while at other places there were generally two to three.