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Lyric and background history of song amar kantho tare dake

Song of Rabindranath Tagore

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This page contains lyric of Tagore song amar kantho tare dake 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: Puja (155)

Upa-parjaay: Biraha

Taal: Tritaal

Raag: Tilak-Kamod-Baul

Anga: Baul

Written on: 1913 (15 Agrahayan 1320)

Place: Shantiniketan

Collection: Geetimalya

Swarabitan: 39

Notation by: Dinendranath Tagore

Notes: He was awarded the Nobel Prize in the month of November 1913. He was very much disturbed by the dual feelings at that time -- one for a feeling of success,satisfacction and respect and the other rejection and repultion from his countrymen who were rather defective to the western world. This song was written on 30th November 1913.


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Transliteration in English

Aamar  kantho taare daake,
Takhon  hridoy kothay thaake   
Jakhonhridoy aase phire  aapan neerab neere
Aamarjeeban takhon kon gahane beray kiser paake   
Jakhonmoho aamaay daake
Takhon  lajya kothaay thaake !
Jakhonaanen tomoharee  aalok tarbaari
Takhonparaan aamar kon kone je
Lajyaate mukh dhaake

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