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Music And Dance

Maharashtra is well known throughout the country for its rich music and dances. Lavnis, Bharuds, Povadas, and Gondals are the major forms of folk music in the state and represent the best that the Maharashtrian society has contributed in the field of music.

Sharang Dev, from the state, was the writer of one of the greatest thesis on Indian music in the medieval times, Sangit Ratnakara. Most famous of the Indian musicians like Lata Mangeshkar, Pandit Jasraj, Bhimsen Joshi, Kishori Amonkar belong to Maharashtra. Maharashtra also has a very good theatre tradition.

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