Folk songs - they really fire the imagination in you!The folk songs are generally generated from the village backdrop and the reflect the mind of the rural population. The Naxalism or now popularly known as Maoism has grown slowly in the hilly terrains by infusing the people to be aware of their rights. They used the stage dramas and the folk songs to inspire the people and make them understand how they are being exploited by the rich in their areas. Thus the origination of the Folk songs took place and for that matter, the folk songs too had their role in fighting for the cause of the Indian National movement quite earlier to 1947.
The recent Telangana movement is the fittest example for a word of the praise for the 'Folk songs' and the cart pullers of the platform. With their stage play and melodious Folk songs highlighting the importance of their land and its achievers and also how the Telangana land is getting backwards, the leaders of the agitation could influence the people to fight for a separate state. A song has replaced the words/speech by the leaders and it really worked to fire the imagination in the people.
Thus Folk songs do inspire us, bring out our traditions and culture and reflect the problems faced by the people etc. In my view, the folk singer and the writers need an applause. What is your take on this?