dholki (English) [ IPA: dholki ASM: ঢুলকী]
Contributed by: Biraj Kumar Kakati on 2008-05-31
1. (Material Noun-Neuter) The Dholak is a classical Indian, Pakistani and Nepalese hand drum. A dholak may have traditional lacing or turnbuckle tuning. The dholak has a simple membrane and a handle on the right-hand side. The left-hand membrane has a special coating on the inner surface. This coating is a mixture of tar, clay and sand (dholak masala) which lowers the pitch and provides a well-defined tone. Basically, a dholak is used to play with the help of fingers and palm. But, in Goalparia folk song it is used to play with the help of small sticks. দুই মুৰ চামৰাৰে বন্ধ ঢোলৰ দৰে এবিধ বাদ্য|আধুনিক সঙ্গীতত ব্যৱহাৰ হয় | হাতৰ তলুৱা আৰু আঙুলিৰে আঘাত কৰি বজোৱা হয় | আনহাতে গোৱালপৰীয়া লোকগীত গাওঁতে মাটিত বহি সৰু বাঁহৰ কাঠীৰে বজোৱা হয় ৷