• Thumri is common genre of semi-classical Indian music originated in eastern part of Uttar Pradesh.
  • The term ‘thumri’ is derived from Hindi verb thumakna which means to walk with dancing steps so as to make ankle-bells tinkle.
  • Thumri is connected with dance, dramatic gestures, mild eroticism, evocative love poetry and folk songs of Uttar Pradesh, though there are regional variations.
  • Its text is romantic or devotional in nature and usually revolves around girl’s love for Krishna.
  • Why in news? Girija Devi, eminent Thumri Singer died.

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