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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.
Traditionally, ghazals are supposed to be rendered in a soft voice and in a slow tempo to make the listeners understand the deep meaning behind each words. Ghazals rendered in an appropriate mood can awaken emotional feelings even in a stone-hearted person. Perhaps it was in these context that ghazals were sung in thumri style in the early 20th century, creating a melancholic mood and offering the opportunity for singers to emphasise on some specific words in the ghazals which were important in understanding the meaning in the ghazals. Singers like Begum Akhtar, Kamala Jharia, Master Madan, K C Dey, K L Saigal etc sang ghazals mostly in thumri style.
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