Read the articles 1 2 and 3 on the “history of Indian music” and write an essay in your own words in one page
Finally read about Dholak http://raganet.com/Issues/7/dholak.html (Links to an external site.) and http://raganet.com/Issues/8/rhythm_keeping.html (Links to an external site.) and http://raganet.com/Issues/2/tanpura.html (Links to an external site.)to get familiar. You can read the other articles if you have time and find them interesting etc.