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Song of Poomathai Ponnamma: Njattippattu

Listen to the captivating rendition of an old folk song performed by Madhavi Amma and her friends for northern Kozhikode. This heartfelt melody shines a spotlight on the remarkable story of Poomathai Ponnamma, a brave Dalit woman who tragically met her fate for defying the unwanted advances of her feudal lord.


Madhavi Amma, who belongs to Pulaya community, is now in her sixties. She inherited this rich musical heritage through oral transmission during her young ages, when she toiled in the paddy fields.


This song comes under the category of Njattippattukal, or the folk songs that were sung during planting of paddy in the fields.


Listen to the song of Poomathai:



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