Reiterating the role of folk songs as a motivating force in the 1857 uprising, noted historians Tuesday urged scholars in India to carry out research on folk songs and publish books on the event. ‘During 1857 war, British rulers had put a blanket ban on all kinds of publications. Here folk songs especially played an yeoman’s role in spreading the message of revolt,’ noted historian Bipin Chandra said here.

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