Ektara | Sounds of Jaipur

It is unlikely that you are out shopping at Bapu Bazaar and the background score is not of ektara. Ektara, an ancient instrument commonly used in Hindi devotional practices, has transformed into a modern street instrument sold in numbers. We asked Ramuji, a regular ektara seller on the busy streets of Bapu Bazaar, to play us a song and he played his favourite Bollywood song Tujhe Dekha To Yeh Jaana Sanam from the movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995).

A man selling ektara in Bapu Bazaar, Jaipur

A man selling ektara at Bapu Bazaar, Jaipur


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