Title page of Lāvanī navīn bilās by Nanhu Lal (Banaras, ca. 1873). The group leader plays a large tambourine (ḍaf) and holds the akhāṛā's banner. He is accompanied by musicians playing the sitar and cymbals while an enthusiast smokes a pipe (chilam). By permission of the British Library.

From Grounds for play: the Nauṭaṅkī theatre of North India by Kathryn Hansen

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