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date: 15 November 2019

Kā̃sar [kansar, kansi, kā̃sī, kā̃sya]locked

  • Alastair Dick

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[kansar, kansi, kā̃sī, kā̃sya]

Brass gong of Bengal (eastern India and Bangladesh). Beaten with a stick, it has a flange and is generally thicker at the centre than at the rim. It is played together with the large drums ḍhāk and ḍhol in festivals, processions, folk dances, and so on. The name derives from the Sanskrit ...

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