Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ganga Behti ho kyun - Bhupen Hazarika

Bisterno parorey, afankhya janore, hahakar sunio nisabdth nirovey,

Bhural hui tumhi, bhural hui bura ki aur……….



(Bisterno parorey: Vistar hai apar dono taraf

afankhya janore: Asankh praja dono par

hahakar sunio: hahakar sunkar bhi nirovey: shant

Bhural hui: “Ganga” in Assamese tumhi: tum

bura ki aur: behti ho kyun)



(Its in Assamese. Bengali version is a bit different. The pronunciations are in typical Assamese. E.g. ”sunio” is spelled as “humio”)



Vistar hai apar, praja dono par, kare hahakar ni sabdth sada,

Oh ganga tum, oh ganga behti ho kyun?……………..

Vistar hai apar, praja dono par, kare hahakar ni sabdth sada,

Oh ganga tum, ganga behti ho kyun?……………..



Naitikta nasht hui, manavta bhrasht hui,

nirlajj bhav se behti ho kyun?……..



Itihas ki pukar, kare hunkar,



(HunkAr hunkar (Hum+kAr), s.m. The word or sound hun; a grunt saying `yes,' uttering a menacing sound; grunting, grunt (of a boar); roaring; bellowing; -- a shout; grunting)



oh ganga ki dhar, nirbal jan ko,

sabalsangrami, samagrogrami, banati nahi ho kyun?…………….



(Oh flow of Ganges, why don't you make the weak people stronger, make the villagers unite to fight for their rights)



Vistar hai apar, praja dono par, kare hahakar ni sabdth sada,

Oh ganga tum, oh ganga behti ho kyun?……………..



Anparjan, aksharheen, anginjan, khadyoviheen

netravhiheen, dikshmon ho kyun?…….

(innumerable people are illiterate, letterless, without food, blind,

Why are you showing these blind people the path of devotion..?)



Itihas ki pukar, kare hunkar, oh ganga ki dhar, nirbal jan ko, sabalsangrami, samagrogrami, banati nahi ho kyun?…………….



Vistar hai apar, praja dono par, kare hahakar ni sabdth sada,

Oh ganga tum, ganga behti ho kyun?……………..



vayakti rahey, vayakshti nirvighn, sakalsamaj, vayakshtitva rahit,

nishpran samaj, upbhoktina kyun?………..



(people stay without sufficient income, the entire society is economically challenged

society is lifeless, why are you unaware / unfeeling of this?)



Itihas ki pukar, kare hunkar, oh ganga ki dhar, nirbal jan ko,

sabalsangrami, samagrogrami, banati nahi ho kyun?…………….



Vistar hai apar, praza dono par, kare hahakar ni sabdth sada,

Oh ganga tum, ganga behti ho kyun?……………..



Tejasvini, kyun na rahin,

(why did you not stay full of glory)

tum nishchay, chintan nahin,

(you are decided, no worries)

prano mey prerna deti na kyun?……………

(why don't you give inspiration to life)



Tum madhyavami, kurushetra grami, gangey janani, navbharat mey, bhismarupi sutsamrajey, janati nahi ho kyun?………….



(you are flowing through the middle, seen the villages of Kurushetra (where Mahabharat took place), mother of Bhishm (great uncle of Pandavs & Kauravs), in this new India why don't you give birth to sons like Bhishm again?)



Vistar hai apar, praja dono par, kare hahakar ni sabdth sada,

Oh ganga tum, ganga behti ho kyun?……………..



Vistar hai apar, praja dono par, kare hahakar ni sabdth sada,

Oh ganga tum, ganga behti ho kyun?……………..



Vistar hai apar, praja dono par, kare hahakar ni sabdth sada,

Oh ganga tum, ganga tum, ganga tum, oh ganga tum, ganga tum, ganga behti ho kyun?……………..



Ganga behti ho kyun?……………………………….



Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer(s): Bhupen Hazarika & the rest (Kavita Krishnamurthy, Hariharan, et al - only for ending notes)

video

2 comments:

Plain Dosa said...

Corrections in lyrics:



Intro (in Assamese)

Bistirna paarore, ashankhya jonore, hahakaar huniu, nishabde nirobe

Burhaa-luit tumi, burhaa-luit buwa kiyo?

(Your expanse is vast, you hear the frightened voices of millions and yet, Oh mighty Brahmaputra, why do you flow silently?)

* The Brahmaputra is fondly called Luit in Assam, and Burhaa-Luit means Old River Brahmaputra, an allegory to the song "The Old Man River" by Paul Robeson from which this song is inspired

Few more(in CAPS):

Netra-viheen DIKH MOUN ho kyun?
(Dikh - after seeing, Moun- silent)

Vyakti rahe VYAKTI-KENDRIT(self centred),

Sakal Samaaj VYAKTITVA-RAHIT (without personality/values)

Nishpran samaj KO TODTI na kyun?

RHUTASHWINI, kyun na rahi, tum nischay CHETANA(conscious) nahi

UNMAD AVANI Kurukshetra BANI, Gange janani...(rest are fine)

Thanks for uploading the lyrics in the first place. Cheers and regards.

Awadhesh said...

Thank you so much for the correction