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Lyric and background history of song aj khela bhangar khela

Song of Rabindranath Tagore

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This page contains lyric of Tagore song aj khela bhangar khela and its transliteration in English with background history. Background of the song includes the place and date of the song written by Rabindranath, name of the newspaper or magazine the song was first published in and the name of the person who had prepared the notation or swaralipi. This page also contains the musical composition of song like parjaay, taal, raag and ango.

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Vocabulary used in Rabindra Sangeet for almost two and half thousand songs written by Rabindranath Tagore is huge and diverse as well. Each word used is a product of his glorious philosophic idea and poetic excellence. Matching words are coined by Rabindranath in order to express in the exact way he would have wanted and that too within a musical framework. To present a thesaurus in this rich volume of vocabulary is our endeavour and which needs to be studied in detail to reproduce the songs with accuracy.

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Parjaay: Prakriti (231)

Upa-parjaay: Basanta (Basanta 44 / Scene 7)

Taal: Kaharwa

Raag: Khambaj

Written on: 1923 (10/2/1923 28 Magh 1329)

Place: Shantiniketan

Collection: Basanta

Swarabitan: 6 (Basanta)

Notation by: Dinendranath Tagore

Notes: This song is also included in the Dance drama 'Maayar Khela' sung by the chorus. This song had been included in another dance drama called 'Nabina' and due to be staged on 4th March, 1931 on the occasion of 'Basantotsava'. Elizabeth Brener a Hangarian student of the Kalabhavan took a dramatic entry while the rehearsal was in progress and started dancing violently. The poet did not prevent her as he knew that Elizabeth was attracted only by the melody and rhythm of the song. She had not been exposed to Bangla till then. This how Elizabeth Brener attached heself to the history of the song.


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Transliteration in English

Aaj khela  bhangar khela khelibe aay,
Sukher baasa bhenge phelbi aay.
Milanomaalar aaj bnadhon to tutbe,
Pahgun diner aaj swapon to chutbe  
Udhao moner pakha melbi aay.
Astogirir oi sikharchure
Jharer megher aaj dhwaja ure.
Kaalbaishakhir hobe je nachon,
Saathe nachuk tor moron bnachon  
Haasi knadon paaye thelbi aay.

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