Dhaakis - People playing Dhaak, a type of drum

Q.  What is ‘Dhaakis’?
- Published on 25 Oct 16

a. A currency
b. Officials who mark land boundaries
c. Postmen
d. Instrument playing people

ANSWER: Instrument playing people
  • The dhak/dhaak is a huge membranophone instrument from South Asia.
  • Drum beats are an integral part of Durga Puja.
  • People playing Dhaaks are called Dhaakis.
  • The shapes differ from the almost cylindrical to the barrel.
  • It suspended from the neck, tied to the waist and kept on the lap or the ground, and usually played with wooden sticks. The left side is coated to give it a heavier sound.

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