Notable Nazrul Geeti Songs
Some of the songs of Nazrul Islam with their interpretations are:
‘Mayer Deoya Mota Kapad’: In this song, Nazrul Islam talks about the clothes made in India. He motivates everyone to wear these clothes and reject the clothes imported from outside the country.
‘Dhanya Amar Desh’: Here the poet talks about his country India and offers prayers to her.
‘Mago Tomar Bhabna Keno’: This song shows the mother of the nation to be tensed about the impacts of the British Empire. So, the poet tells her not to worry because her sons and daughters will fight against the British to bring back independence.
‘He Gobindo Rakho Chorone’: Here Nazrul Islam is addressing Lord Krishna to keep him on Krishna’s feet. In this song, he offers prayer to Krishna to always give blessings on them.
‘Gangane Krishna Megh Dole’: Here the poet sees ‘Krishna Megh’ (black clouds) on the sky and he symbolizes it as Lord Krishna in them.
‘Jago Jogmaya Jago Mrinmoyee’: Here the poet calls Goddess Durga by her another name Mrinmoyee to evoke her.
‘Gagane Pabane’: Here the poet is talking about the nature. The word ‘Gagan’ means sky and ‘Paban’ means air.
‘Patha Chalite Jodi Chakite’: This song is purely based on the theme of love. Here the poet is addressing his beloved.
‘Pashaner Bhangale Ghum’: The word ‘Pashan’ means relentless. Here an unmerciful person is awakened from sleep. So the poet is asking why he has been awakened.
‘Kaberi Nodi Jole Ke Go Balika’ (Karnati Samant Raag): Here the poet addresses a beautiful woman, who has come to Kaveri River to take bath.
‘Shaon Asilo Phire’ (Kazi Karfa Raag): This song is about monsoon season. The word ‘Shaon’ means the month of Srabon. The poet welcomes the srabon month.
‘Jaha Kichu Mamo Aache Priyotamo’ (Sindhu Bhairavi Raag): This song is based on love theme. He is addressing her beloved calling ‘Priyotamo’.
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