The Dilruba (also spelt dilrupa)[1] is a bowed musical instrument from India. It is slightly larger than an Esraj and has a larger and square resonance box. Althought they originate from and are largely used in Middle Eastern music, they were popularised in the west in the 1960s by acts like The Beatles on tracks like 'Within You Without You' in their psychedelic phase.


  1. Dutta, Madhumita (2008). Let's Know Music and Musical Instruments of India. Star Publications. pp. 22–23. ISBN 978-1-905863-29-7.

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