Bhikari Thakur’s songs will be heard at the Commonwealth Games

Barring exceptions, folk music represents the struggles of the majority in society. The folk songs may be in Assamese or Bangla – or in Bhojpuri, the language spoken in India, Mauritius, Surinam and other countries, in which Bhikari Thakur wrote his songs. Kalpana Patowary believes Thakur’s songs reflect Dalitbahujans’ joys and sorrows

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