Pakhawaj | Swarup Halder
From the ancient time, the undivided Bengal is marked as the musical heritage. So as the correspondence for music the instruments are popular from very early time.
To enhance the mood of the music and for the sake of creating a beautiful background, the folk instruments had evolved. The component of these instruments are very simple and also its structure. The most important thing is the instruments used in Bengali folk song are also used in the classical song.
With the social, cultural, economical evolution the folksongs are also gone in its own way. This creates an impact on the folk instruments also. From these instruments many are extinct, and some are in the way of extinction.