British Administration in Garhwal -173
History of British Rule/Administration over Kumaun and Garhwal (1815-1947) -193
History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -1025
Hard worker Garhwalis were eager for making their life happy by cooperation and entertainment.
In night, people used to gather at Padhan chowk or other suitable place and used to dance and sing or used to tell tales. People used to sing songs while working too. Mostly, songs were related to pain of separation from mother by girls after marriage, illicit relation etc. Pathos songs were common among women.
Males used to stay at Goth (temporary cattle shed on farm) used to play Damru and sing song in night.
While, pasturing people used to sing songs.
1-Shiv Prasad Dabral ‘Charan’, Uttarakhand ka Itihas, Part -7 Garhwal par British -Shasan, part -1, page- 343-456
2- Atkinson, Himalayan Districts Vol.3
3- Asiatic Researches vol 6