The sarod (or sarode) is a jutelike stringed instrument of India. The sarod is an adaptation of the Afghan Rabab, which arrived in India during the 16th century. The modern form of the instrument was designed in the 19th century. It used mainly in Indian classical music. It is among the most popular and prominent instruments in Hindustani classical music. The sarod is known for a deep, weighty, introspective sound, in contrast with the sweet, overtone-rich texture of the sitar, with sympathetic strings that give it a resonant, reverberant quality. It is a fretless instrument able to produce the continuous slides between notes known as ‘’meend (glissandi)’’, which is important to Indian music.