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Jhala (Hindi: झाला, [dʒʱaːla]) is a term in Hindustani classical music which denotes the fast-paced conclusions of classical compositions or raga. It is often characterized by the overwhelming of the melodic component by the rhythmic component. This is sometimes effected by the rapid striking together of the chikari between notes.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Vimalakānta Rôya Caudhurī (2000). The Dictionary Of Hindustani Classical Music. Motilal Banarsidass. pp. 50–. ISBN 978-81-208-1708-1. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  2. ^ Ashok Damodar Ranade (1 January 2006). Music Contexts: A Concise Dictionary of Hindustani Music. Bibliophile South Asia. pp. 152–. ISBN 978-81-85002-63-7. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  3. ^ Kamien, Roger, and Anita Kamien. Music: an Appreciation. McGraw-Hill Education, 2018.