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date: 13 December 2019


  • Alastair Dick


Term used in Bengal (eastern India and Bangladesh) and Orissa (eastern India) for the kettledrum. The Orissa ṭikārā is a paired (treble and bass) earthenware kettledrum with the skins braced with ropes and a tuning paste applied to the lower drum. They accompany the martial paik and other dances. The Bengali ṭikārā is a single kettledrum that beats time for boat races in East Bengal (Bangladesh) and often accompanies the ...

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