When was Tabla first practiced?
Tabla, a percussion instrument which is said to be originated from Arabia but identified with India is one of the most difficult instrument to play. It is said to be a mesmerizing musical instrument and has enjoyed unprecedented popularity over a number of years all over the world.
Even though it is said to be a fusion of Arabic, Persian and Turkish influences with Indian drums, evidence of something resembling tabla is said to have been first practiced in South India under Yadava rule in 1210- 1247.
Not much stress is laid on this theory, rather emphasis is laid on Tabla being first practiced by Amir Khusrau, a Turkish Sufi poet and musician during his court performances in 18th century i.e. somewhere around 1738.