Type: Chordophones > Lutes > Spiked > Double-Chested >
Region: South Asia.
Description: The surinda is a double-chested spike fiddle, analogous to the Nepalese sarinda. The surinda is played by the Langa musicians of the Western desert along with the murali [flute]. Having three main strings, and six sympathetic strings of gut, two of steel. Two of the strings [jil] pass from the tail of the surinda to the peg box. The other four strings [Jhara] are attached to pegs in the right side of the neck. In playing the surinda both the playing and sympathetic strings are bowed to create effect.
Citations: Bibliography: K. S. Kothari: Indian Folk Musical Instruments, New Delhi 1968; K.S. Kothari: Folk Musical Instruments of Rajasthan, Borunda 1977 Article by Alastair Dick Page 477 New Grove Dictionary Of Music by Stanley Sadie ISBN