The Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, India, is well known for its pawada style of folk song. In the same category as the folk ballads, Khuded and Laman, which portray a woman’s loneliness while her husband is in war, is Pawada. Love, care, fear, and pride are all expressed in abundance in these songs.
These songs provide the woman with the inner strength to deal with daily struggles when she is by herself and without her husband. The Hills people are extremely brave and committed to serving their Nation, it should be noted. They have repeatedly shown their courage during war and warfare.
Typically, the Kumaoni dialect of the regional language is used to sing pawada songs. In the Kumaon region, a variety of Pawada songs are well known.
Pawada songs have been handed down through the centuries and are a significant component of the region’s cultural history.