Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hindi Word in English: Sitar

The word SITAR comes from Hindi sitar, which in turn comes from Urdu/Persian sitar, meaning "three-stringed" (si-tar), although modern sitars have as many as twenty strings. You can read more about the history of the sitar in this Wikipedia article.

The painting below shows a woman with a sitar:

This YouTube video shows George Harrison's sitar lesson with the legendary sitar player Ravi Shanker:

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