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date: 18 November 2019

Āmantirikailocked

  • Alastair Dick

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The old South Indian Tamil name for a double-headed hourglass drum. Its name appears to derive from the Sanskrit āmanrikā (‘summoning’). The drum was held in the right hand and played with the left. It was covered with cowhide and has been equated with the iṭakkai; it was probably of variable pitch....

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