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The Forgotten Tharu Instruments - Know your instruments

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Feb 27, 2018


We take a short look into 3 Tharu instruments that are facing endangerment. Kaastar, Chatkauli and Pilhru. This documentary film highlights the techniques of making three rare Tharu musical instruments, Pilhru, Kastaar and Chatkauli. Bejhlal Chaudhary and Manthu Ram Chaudhary from Sisaniya, Dang District of Rapti Zone in the Mid Western Region of Nepal are the last surviving makers and players of the Chatkauli. They also make and play Kastaar which is also disappearing at an alarming rate. Prem Bahadur Kumal from Paresni, Dang is the last maker of the Pilhru.


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