Kajri is a folk-song genre of the Bhojpuri region of India, performed during the rainy season usually late June to September when lush greenery reappears and agricultural labor begins again.[1][2]

It is often used to describe the longing of a maiden for her lover as the black monsoon cloud come hanging in the summer skies, and the style is notably sung during the rainy season.[3]


  1. ^ Music, Garland Encyclopedia of World (1 February 2013). The Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Volume 2. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-09602-0.
  2. ^ The Indo-Asian Culture. Indian Council for Cultural Relations. 1962.
  3. ^ "Kajri (archived)". beatofindia.com. Archived from the original on 28 April 2021. Retrieved 28 April 2021.