Tokari geet

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Tokari geet is a type of Assamese folk song sung playing a Tokari. Earlier it was called Tokari naam. It is so called because a tokari is played while singing it.[1] A tokari is a single stringed musical instrument played with the fingers; a kind of guitar.[2]

These are usually philosophical songs based on human life, stories from Ramayana, Mahabharata, gods and goddesses. Besides, stories of Sankardev and Madhavdeva is also sung here. A tokari can be played with dihanaam, but it cannot be called a tokari geet.

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  1. ^ Gogoi, Dr Leela. Oxomiya Lok-xahityor ruprekha (in Assamese) (1st ed.). p. 93.
  2. ^ Chandrakanta Obhidhan (1st ed.). p. 476.


  • Satsori (An Assamese magazine), 16-31 issue, page 13