(Last Updated on : 23-07-2019)
Songs written and composed by Kazi Nazrul Islam
are known as Nazrul Geeti
. Nazrul Islam composed almost 4000 songs in different genres, some of which have also been translated and sung in Oriya language
as a studio album. Nazrul Islam have composed songs in four different musical styles- Ragpradhan Gaan
, Bhakti Geeti
and Patriotic Songs
or Revolutionary Mass Music. Songs from all these styles are equally popular in India and Bangladesh. Some of the notable songs of Nazrul Islam along with their interpretations have been enlisted below.
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 Krishnas 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.
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.