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date: 15 November 2019

Bajānā śrutilocked

  • Alastair Dick

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A bagpipe of central and southern India. It consists of a short blowpipe, a goatskin bag, and a bamboo single-reed chanter, and is used in the instrumental ensemble bajānā to accompany devotional music. Other south Indian names for the instrument are śruti upaṅga and titti. The bagpipe appears to be obsolescent in this context nowadays and has been replaced by the ...

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