• Bait-Umar Marvi

    Umar Marvi is an oral epic common to both Western Rajasthani & Sindhi folklore. It is the story of a village girl, Marvi, who resists the overtures of a powerful King and the temptation to live in the palace as a queen, and prefers to be in the simple rural environment with her own village folk.

    Track Information : Umar Marvi by Surnaiya Langa - Narration with Algoza: Ilahu Khan, Murad Khan and Ramjan Khan.
    Performer(s) : Ilahu Khan, Murad Khan and Ramjan Khan
    Collection : ARCE Archives and Community Partnership Project


    Biyavalos are epic tales performed by the Nath Jogi community of Rajasthan. Bharthari ka biyavalo is divded into three parts and recounts the tales of King Bhartahari.

    Track Information : Bharthari ka Biyavalo - Bharthari's birth narrated by Madhu Natisar Nath. Recorded in Ajmer.
    Performer(s) : Madhu Natisar Nath
    Collection : Ann Gold

    Pabuji Ka Parh

    The epic of Pabuji is an oral epic in the Rajasthani language. Literally, 'Pabuji Ka Parh' translates as either 'The Screen of Pabuji' or 'O, Read of Pabuji!'. The 'Parh' is a religious scroll painting of folk deities, which is used for a musical rendition of the epic of Pabuji, the Rathod Rajput chief. The Bhopas of Pabusar are the bards and also priests who are the traditional narrators of this art form. Pabuji is also known as "the Ascetic Deity of Sand Desert"

    Collection : Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy