Roughly describable as a ‘Khamaj–ang Bageshri with a Rageshri-like shuddha Ga in aroha’, Malgunji is a multicoloured form, beloved by Gwalior vocalists (as well as Maihar sitarist Nikhil Banerjee). Some artists also feature a vivadi of shuddha Ni (often as mDNS, likely indicating the influence of Gara). Tanarang, aiming to evoke a “deep atmosphere”, gives a pakad of SDNSRGm – while Parrikar explains how the strong shuddha ga and ma are applied in phrases such as GmD, while being balanced by Bageshri-style mgRS descents. Swara-congruent with Sorath, Lankeshwari, and Neelambari.
—Jayshree Patnekar (2017)—
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