A sarinda is a bowed and stringed Indian folk musical instrument. It is a crossover between ludes and fiddles (consisting of a neck and a deep round back, with a sound hole in the body and played with a bow)
It has around ten to thirty strings. The bottom part of the front of its hollow wooden sound box is covered with animal skin.
How it is Played : It is played while sitting on the ground in a vertical orientation with a bow in one hand.
Central, north-western and eastern India.
It is an important instrument in the tribal Santhals of West Bengal, Bihar and Odisha. Several ethnic groups of India, e.g. , Punjabi people, the folk artists of Rajasthan, Assam and Tripura, use the sarinda in their traditional music and dance.
Bowed String Instrument