Folk Dances of India - Maharashtra and Goa

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That was the North-west: I counted Gujarat there arbitrarily. Just next door, and then below that, are Maharashtra and Goa. Very different places, and very different dances. There are half-a-dozen in Maharashtra alone. Watch this, for instance, the Lavani:


 

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One last dance form (there are many more!):


This was included because you'll come across the same style many thousands of miles away.
 

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Working your way over time down and then back up the peninsula? @Joe Shearer
I had in mind the South next; leaving the east for the finale. Anyone who hasn't seen the Pung Cholom hasn't lived.

Afterthought: More than anything else, I wanted to share the incredible diversity of India with those friends who actually look at these. Just imagine being in Delhi, and the kind of eclectic crowd one encounters; and then having to explain to visitors that Delhi and Calcutta are ethnically the most majoritarian, and that in Bangalore, for instance, there is so much more diverse a population, and you can't tell who is from where.
 

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