Hindustani classical music is the Hindustani or North Indian style of Indian classical music found throughout the northern Indian subcontinent. The style is sometimes called North Indian classical music or Shastriya Sangit. It is a tradition that originated in Vedic ritual chants and has been evolving since the 12th century CE, primarily in what is now North India, Pakistan and Bangladesh and to some extent in Nepal and Afghanistan. Today, it is one of the two subgenres of Indian classical music, the other being Carnatic music, the classical tradition of South India.
The Light classical vocal is the form of classical vocal music incorporating more of words with a different rhythm and style, where Indian music is concerned the more audible the words the less classical the musical form. Thumri is North India?s most popular light-classical song form perfected. Even so, thumris are based on the same classical ragas although not all of these lend themselves to this text-laden style which makes the same few ragas, usually the more romantic evening ones, reappearing frequently. The text is romantic and devotional in nature, and usually revolves around a girl’s love for Krishna. The language is a dialect of Hindi called Brij. This style is characterized by a greater flexibility with the ragas. The compositions are usually set to kaherava of 8 beats, addha tal of 16 beats, or dipchandi of 14 beats.