Type: Chordophones > Veena > Chatturangui.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.222.5/6
Scale Length: mm.
Inventor: Debashish Bhattacharya.
Manufacturer: TIG Instruments / Anandi.
Region: South Asia.
Description: The Anandi meaning “bliss” in Sanskrit is a recently developed instrument by Pandit. Debashish Bhattacharya. It is a modified version of ukulele, inspired from the Weisenborn slide guitar in terms of body and profile tuned in fifths C3 G4 C3 G 4 stringed version C2 G3 C4 G4 C5 G6 for a six stringed version also available. This instrument also has a raised nut and lacks frets although has markers in place.
Citations: Bibliography: Websites: Debashishbhattacharya.com ; YouTube Performance and demonstration of Anandi / Slide Ukulele by Debashish Bhattacharya video by Asian Arts Agency ;