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Jantar (Sanskrit yantra, Hindi jantar)locked

  • Philippe Bruguière
  •  and Genevieve Dournon

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(1) Sanskrit word yantra means ‘any instrument or apparatus’. The musical term jantra appears in the 15th-century Kallināth’s commentary of Sangītaratnākara as the popular name of the tritantrī vīnā, a vīnā mentioned two centuries earlier by Sarngadeva and likely to belong to the tube zither family. The ...

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