Stretched by the emptiness of a vast S-m poorvang jump, Devranjani is formed by removing the Re and Ga from Bhairav. Abhirang offers up both ‘shuddha Ni’ and ‘double Ni’ variants, with the former appearing to be predominant – while Bhatkhande’s early 20th-century works discuss the importance of the ascending phrase Sm, mP as a launchpoint into the denser uttarang space. Seemingly of Carnatic origin (despite differing from the South Indian form of similar name) – and, though tantalising, remains rare.
—Abhijith Shenoy ‘Abhirang’ (2021)—
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