Interesting, much diversity more than i expected ..I am just half way through will add more in my side too tomorrow..But i have noticed "Jhoomar" and Ghoomar though sound resemblance but not alike ..I have only men videos (will post more about its different version) as usually women videos are not posted and even if they do its restricted to there own section in weddings .@Hithchiker
That's only Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal and J&K.
Another 21 states to go.
I wanted you to get a feel for how incredibly diverse we are. The same state has several sub-cultures, several different folk traditions within it. In Karnataka, we have a different cuisine every 50 or 60 miles or so. The Hyderabad Telugu, not even the Hyderabadi, who might be expected to be more north Indian, less like his neighbours, but the Telugu-speaking Telangana citizen has a different cuisine from the Rayalaseema Telugu, who is different in his tastes from the Andhra Telugu.
That's why I get a stitch in my side laughing at some of the generalisations we get on PDF. They're beyond hilarious. As are the bhakts.
This is known a bit...Guess location...Almost same dress and movesThis isn't too well known, outside India; in fact, outside Rajasthan. But you might like it, who knows? It's the Kalbeliya.
The real Kalbeliyas are stunningly beautiful (to my eye, comparing them with the washed-out pale ones who pass for beauties elsewhere); if you want to know more, look up Cobra Gypsy. These are the little tribes who were swept up by invading armies and dragged away as musicians and entertainers to the invaders' homelands, over the Hindu Kush mountains. Legend has it that the name came from these dreadful times; the name is supposed to mean 'Hindu killer', because so few survived the trek as captives.
These captives later percolated into Iran, then down into Egypt, till they migrated across the Mediterranean into Europe, where they were promptly called Gypsies, from their apparent country of origin. They still live in Europe, as the Roma, the most oppressed minority, in that supposedly civilised continent. Hitler killed more Roma, proportionately to their population, than Jews; there is nobody to mourn them, or to protect them today.
A Rajasthani speaker can learn Roma in a short time; he or she might even follow the language immediately. It's that close to the existing language in India.
This was just six states; if I get into the southern, eastern and north-eastern states, there are dozens, literally dozens more.Interesting, much diversity more than i expected ..I am just half way through will add more in my side too tomorrow..But i have noticed "Jhoomar" and Ghoomar though sound resemblance but not alike ..I have only men videos (will post more about its different version) as usually women videos are not posted and even if they do its restricted to there own section in weddings .
This is known a bit...Guess location...Almost same dress and moves
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