This dance form has its roots in the Punjab
region, now split up between India and Pakistan.
It is a folk dance performed by women and
girls and is considered to be the female counterpart
of Bhangra. As a part of the dance, women
of all ages form a circle, clapping their
hands and sing small couplets. Two or three
women come to the centre and dance vigorously
while responding to these couplets. The embroidered
dupattas (stoles) and the chunky
jewellery of the participants further enhance
the tempo of the dance.