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  • n. a genre of semi-classical Indian music.


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From Hindi ठुमरी.


  • - The Other Song by Dr. Rajan Sankaran, about Rasoolan Bai, an Indian thumri singer, whose memory seems virtually lost to modern India - Celebrity Gossip + Lifestyle Magazine

  • Through the buzz and scratch of an ancient recording you can still hear the lyricism and heartache come through in Aan baan jiya main lagi (the arrows of love pierce my heart), the thumri Nayak composed and Gauhar sang.


  • Gauhar Jaan was a phenomenal talent - she could condense the reflective khyal into three minutes for the gramophone and could also remarkably package the romantic thumri.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • A number of genres, not just khyal and thumri but even sadra, chaturang, qawwalis and ghazals were recorded.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • He takes this one in the direction of thumri (light classical entertainment music, usually vocal) stylings.


  • Girls and boys dancing kathak, odissi, kuchipudi and of course to Bollywood music, singing thumri, dhrupad, and bhajans.

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  • Then we have a very likeable track in Kanha, a thumri sung by Rekha Bhardwaj with ample support from Shahab, Toshi and Sharib Sabri.

    Hindustan Times News Feeds 'Views'

  • They were delighted to be told to compose a thumri or a bandish for the first time.

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  • He then moved on to Sant Tukaram's composition Aadhi Ka Maj Laaviyelee Save 'and concluded with a brief rendering of thumri Piya Milan Ki Aas'.

    The Times of India

  • He followed it up with a thumri Soch Samajh Naadaan, 'set to raga Pilu and finished with Kaanhoba, Tujhi Ghongadi Changali', a composition of Tukaram.

    The Times of India


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