An invention of sitarist Nikhil Banerjee, seemingly combining Chandrakauns and Kaushiki. Expanding on a Malkauns base, the Kaunsi Kanada-like shuddha Re opens up a broader array of intervals to and from the twin-Ni positions – with the komal dha playing a similarly vital role below. (n.b. While some online sources refer to the raga as having been “created by Ali Akbar Khan in the classroom…in 1977-78”, I can find nothing to back this up).
—Nikhil Banerjee (~1970s)—
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