Thanjavur may have lost its musicians to the big cities, but it is still home to makers of musical instruments. In his article for FrontLine magazine, B.Kolappan talks to people who make musical instruments like the veena, nagaswaram and thavil. Interesting tidbits about the different types of wood used for various parts of the instruments and anecdotes make this a worthy read.

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Photo by: M.Srinath

Photo Courtesy: FrontLine Magazine, published by The Hindu group of publications