Jaago of Punjab: Tradition and Transition

Ankita Sethi


The paper aims to look at the oral tradition of Jaago of Punjab in its socio-cultural context and how the ceremony coming down since ages, represents the Punjabi communal identity. It is performed by the womenfolk before a wedding takes place. The culture of Punjab is enriched by a number of such traditions and rituals which depict the traditional pattern of life including the changes that have taken place because of constant modernization and urbanization. An attempt is made in this paper to show how the ritual loses its motifs when performed in a different space. The ceremony is still a part of Punjabi Wedding Rituals but has been transformed with the change in time, context and space. 


Culture, Punjabi, Oral tradition, Transition, Folklore, Folk songs, community, communal identity

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