For centuries folk music has been interwoven with the social fabric of the people. Folk compositions are mere reflections of the intimate associations of group and social activities like sowing, reaping, marriage, war and childbirth. The folk singer has a song for every month and the player of folk music are always prepared with their instruments near at hand to entertain the village.
This book explores the rich but little-known world of Punjab folk instruments. With case studies and directories and tracing the birth, development and current status of over 70 instruments from the northern state of India, the book is must for lovers of folk traditions and those interested in world music.
With 60 colour and black and white photographs; 26 illustrations and a map.