Mame Khan a Marwardi with passion
Mame Khan, belonging to the state of Rajasthan, takes great pride to recite poems and songs in the regional language called Marwardi. As many instruments of the musician caste of the Manganiyars are endangered to die out, so are the regional dialects of the region too. As of now the government does not recognize Marwardi as an official language, so the language is excluded from being thought in schools and official use. Mame Khan calls himself a Marwardi singer with great pride, making it a point to keep the language alive and specially encouraging the young generation to use it and to be proud of it. Mame Khan always felt a certain hesitation when it comes up to the use of the regional language and he wishes that this hesitation could turn into proud and joyful use of this beautiful language. Where mainstream entertainment is commonly in Hindi or English, Mame Khan and his band enjoy to re-vive the poetic beauty of Marwardi and its dialects through their songs and music. You would see no concert start without Mame Khan greeting the audience with "Khamaghani" and getting them to answer the same.