Kalbeliya dance at Thar desert
Courtesy: Rangila Langa Group + Youtube
Like Sindh, Rajasthan is also facing a demographic and linguistic challenges. Rajasthanis are now cut-off from their fellow Thari/ Sindhis in Sindh but they are trying to hang on to their dialect of Sindhi, culture and traditions. Kachare Khan who beautifully sang the Raarno at the University of Illinois, USA a couple of years ago, is singing a Sindhi Kalam Suorat Tuhanji in this video clip.
“hoon ta mari jawan.. hoon dari jawana haikli roee maraan… maari jind ro mithoro mina chhori gayoo” (I am dying.. I am scared and will die crying, as my sweet darling left me alone)… A great Rajasthani song, explaining the level of her pain when beloved left aboard and she is alone at home ….