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  • Alastair Dick


The ancient south Indian Tamil name for cymbals, found in texts of the 1st millennium ce. They have been equated with kancatāḷam (and were therefore probably of bronze), and were used in the dance ensemble and in hymn-singing.

S. Ramanathan: Music in Cilappatikaaram (diss., Wesleyan U., 1974)....

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