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Lyric and background history of song khachar pakhi chhilo

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This page contains lyric of Tagore song khachar pakhi chhilo 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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Parjaay: Natya-geeti (52)

Taal: Teyora

Style: Kirtan

Anga: Kirtan

Written on: 1892

Swarabitan: 33 (Kabyageeti)

Notation by: Dinendranath Tagore / Sarala Debi

Notes: This song was written in the year 1892.

Rabindranath in the year 1894 had said in His book ‘Aadhunik Saahitya’ while commenting on the works of the poet Biharilal Chakraborty –

… There is an independently moving masculine entity within our nature, which is intolerant to bondage alongside a feminine one which preffers to be enclosed and secured within the walls of the home. Both of them remain united in an inseparable fashion. One is eager to develop significantly his undying strength in a diverse way by savouring ever-new tastes of life, exploring ever-new realms and manifestations and the other remains encircled within innumerable prejudices and traditional practices, enthralled with her habitual deliberations. One takes you out into the vast expanse and the other seems to pull towards home. One is a forest bird and the other is a caged bird. This forest bird is the one that sings much. Although, its song expresses with its diverse melodies the whimper and its craving for unrestricted freedom.


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Transliteration in English

Khnaachar paakhi chhilo sonar khnaachatite,    boner paakhi chhilo bone.
Ekoda ki koriya milano holo dnohe,    ki chhilo bidhatar mone.
Boner paakhi bale,  'Khnaachar paakhi bhai , bonete jaai dnohe mile.'
Khnaachar paakhi bale ,  'Boner paakhi aay,khnaachaay thaaki niribile.'
Boner paakhi bale,  'Na, aami shikale dhara naahi dibo.'
Khnaachar paakhi bale,  'Haay, aami kemone bone baahiribo.'

Boner paakhi gaahe baahire bosi bosi  boner gaan chhilo jato,
Khnaachar paakhi gaahe shikahano buli taar -  dnohar bhaasa duimoto.
Boner paakhi bale  'Khnaachar paakhi bhaai, boner gaan gaao dekhi.'
Khnaachar paakhi bale, 'Boner paakhi bhaai, khnaachar gaan laho shikhi.'
Boner paakhi bale,  'Na aami shikhano gaan naahi chaai.'
Khnaachar paakhi bale,  'Haay aami  kemone bonogaan gaai.'

Boner paakhi bale,  'Aakash ghano nil kothao baadha naahi taar.'
Khnaachar paakhi bale,  'khnaachati poripati kemon dhaaka chaaridhar.'
Boner paakhi bale,  'Aapona chhaari daao  megher maajhe ekebare.'
Khnaachar paakhi bale,  'Nirala kone bose bnaadhiya raakho aaponare.'
Boner paakhi bale  'Na, setha kothaay uribare paai !'
Khnaachar paakhi bale,   'Haay, meghe kothaay bosibar thnaai.'

Emni dui paakhi dohare bhaalobase, tobuo kaachhe naahi paay.
Khnaachar phaanke phaanke paroshe mukhe mukhe, nirabe chokhe chokhe chaay.
Dujone keho kare bujhite naahi paare ,   bujhate naare aaponaay.
Dujone eka eka jhaapoti more paakha   kaatore kaahe,  'Kaachhe aay !'
Boner paakhi bale,  'Na, kabe khnaachaay rudhi dibe dwaar !'
Khnaachar paakhi bale,  'Haay, mor shakoti naahi uribar !'

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