PORTRAYAL OF VIOLENCE IN PUNJABI SONGS AND ITS EFFECT ON YOUTH: A STUDY

Authors

  • Shopita Khurana

Abstract

Music and songs are the inevitable part cultural representation and network of society. Same in the
case of Punjab and Punjabi music. Punjabi songs since decades are representation of Punjabi culture,
Punjabi heritage and celebration and with new generation songs since last two decade it also explicit
signifier of fun. It is a mirror of the Punjabi lifestyle. The Punjabi music industry is expanding
exponentially as Punjabi diaspora investing in the industry with high flow of trending poppy party
songs. Although this elevation is not very appreciable as it is also bringing many questionable trends
in Punjabi music industry . One of the most showcased trend is portraying the violence and gun
culture in their songs . “Dukki teeki puri thok thok rakhda danger te janlewa shok rakhda” ,”Jagah tere
,tem tera, dhang mere veham tera “.These lyrics as well as the videos of such songs are glorified in a
way to promote violence , guns ,riffles and grenade . Singers like Mankirat Aulakh , Ninja ,Sidhu
Mossewala and many more promote such culture in their songs. Major receiver and listeners of such
songs are the young people and are constant audience for such content. These kinds of content have a
psychological impact on the mind of youngster. The purpose of the study is to find the impact of such
song on youngster and to scan the usage of violence content in the Punjabi songs

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Published

2020-12-01

How to Cite

Shopita Khurana. (2020). PORTRAYAL OF VIOLENCE IN PUNJABI SONGS AND ITS EFFECT ON YOUTH: A STUDY. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(6), 4223 - 4227. Retrieved from http://mail.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/1663