Indian Music is a horse of a different bird.
And for all those that get into it, there are as many that just don't get it.
Its rhythmic structures are extremely complex & evolved and most Indian percussionists actually find the world of the drum set rather simplistic and fundamental by comparison.
Sitting on top of this pyramid is Zakir Hussain, Tabla's version of Buddy rich, Elvin Jones, Mike Mangini, Bonham rolled into one.
At the very least, for those of us who study and are fascinated by rhythm, and its sub divisions and what all is possible between the infinite space of 2 notes, Zakir Hussain is a genius worth checking out: