Girija Devi

New Film: Girija Devi, The Voice of Banaras

The new film Girija explores the biography of Girija Devi, her life in Banaras, and her unique contribution to North Indian music.

I devoted myself to understanding the importance of poetry and lyrics in singing. Rasa, the expression of emotion, became the primary focus of my compositions. I worked long and hard to express the various forms of love, such as love for God, love for your beloved, and simple, maternal love. My Thumris, which are typically based on stories of Krishna, became the focal point of my practice. I decided to change the entire complexion of Thumri singing. I was determined to give it a new face.

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