Mardana Jhumair

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Mardana Jhumair is a Nagpuri folk dance mostly performed by men in the Indian states of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha.[1][2] Men wear ghongroo, hold sword, shield and dance in a circle by holding each other's hand. Musical instruments used in this dance are mandar, nagara, dhak and Shehnai or bansi.[3]


  1. ^ Professor at Folklore Institute and African Studies and Adjunct Professor School of Music Ruth M Stone (1998). The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: South Asia : the Indian subcontinent. Taylor & Francis. pp. 371–. ISBN 978-0-8240-4946-1.
  2. ^ Stephen Blum; Philip Vilas Bohlman; Daniel M. Neuman (1993). Ethnomusicology and Modern Music History. University of Illinois Press. pp. 224–. ISBN 978-0-252-06343-5.
  3. ^ "Mardana Jhumar Dance in India". Archived from the original on 20 May 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2018.