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date: 20 September 2019

Tabal [abl]locked

  • Alastair Dick

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Name (of Arabic origin) given on the Indian subcontinent to the bass drum of the palace and temple ceremonial band naqqārakhāna. The instrument in the band at the shrine of Mo’inuddin Chishti in Ajmer, Rajasthan, is more than 160 cm in diameter; it is said to have been presented by the Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century....

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