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Thursday, April 10, 2008

MAIN AGG TURII PARDES - FROM LUNA

Shiv Kumar Batalvi, (1937 - 1973), wrote "LUNA", his legendary book, in 1965 when he was only 28 years old. For this book he was awarded the Nation's Biggest Litrary award "Sahitya Academy Award" in 1967 i.e. in the age of 30 years.

Shiv wrote this book in poetry mixed prose format.

As per the traditional story of Luna, as it goes, Luna’s role was that of a vamp. As the traditional story goes, Luna was married to Raja Salwan who was virtually of her father’s age. Raja Salwan had a young son named Pooran Bhagat who could have been a perfect match for Luna. Luna fell in love for Pooran but Pooran treated her as his mother and did not respond to her advances. Aggrieved by this attitude of Pooran, she complained to Raja Salwan saying that Pooran does not treat her like a mother and behaves otherwise with her. Hearing this, Raja Salwan got annoyed and got Pooran killed.

But Shiv virtually contradicted the historical legend saying that Luna, in fact, was not the vamp of the story, it was Raja Salwan who was the villain of the story.

Shiv goes on to say that Luna surrendered to the wishes of her parents and got married with Raja Salwan but Raja Salwan, because of his own complexity owing to his old age, developed a feeling against his son Pooran and Luna and got his son killed suspecting Pooran and Luna to be involved with each other.

Here is a beautiful poem, sung beautifully by Bhpinder and Mitali, from the book "LUNA" depicting the agony of Luna :-

MAIN AGG TURII PARDES - FROM LUNA

Mitali :

Saiye niin mainu de naa mattaan, dard dile daa kiikan dassan
Main agg Turii pardes niin saiyo, agg Turii pardes
Main agg Turii pardes niin saiyo, agg Turii pardes
Ik chhaatii merii HaaRh tapandaa, duujii tapdaa jeTh
Niin main agg Turii pardes, agg Turii pardes

Bhupinder :

Ajj dii umre har agg Turdii, jaa behndii pardes
Har agg de baabal de chulhe sadaa naa usdaa sek, eh kii agg de lekh
Har baabal dii niind gawaache baldaa vehRhaa dekh
Har baabal var DhuunDhan jaave har agni de mech
Laa taliyaan te baldii mehndii paa ke agg daa ves

Mitali :

Niin main agg Turii pardes, agg Turii pardes

Par saiyo main kaisii agg haan, kaise mere lekh
Jo baabal var DhuunDh lihaayaa, so naa aayaa mech
Agg taan sadaa abolii jamdii, mardii sadaa abol
Lahuu thuke teh addiyaan ragRhe, phir vii rahe aDol
Je agg bole, thiiye kalanki jag naa Dhukdaa kol
Niin main agg Turii pardes, agg Turii pardes

Par main aakhaan agg kyon naa bole
Jiibh daa jandraa kyon naa khole
Main chauhndii haan har agg uchchii bole
KaRhak daamnii taahiin Ghole
Aisii kaRhke aisii kaRhke
Das asmaanaan de sang paaTan, teh Raavan dii dhartii Dole
Guunjan satte dishaa dishaavaan har chulhe dii agni khaule
JhaaRh Phuunk ke buhe banne, har zulm de varq phole
Kyon koyii saaDhe agan sek nuun ek muThii Tangnii badle Tole
Main agg Turii pardes niin saiyo, agg Turii pardes

Bhupinder :

Sun niin aRhiye bhaine Luna,
Pushto pushtiin agg saraape, dushman paannuu aapnii baanhi
Agg nuun aapnii maan daa var hai, satviin koThii charkhii Daahiin
Dukh dii puunii othe katiin, jithe kiran naa jaaye kadaahiin

Mitali :

Main agg Turii pardes niin saiyo, agg Turii pardes
Main agg Turii pardes niin saiyo, agg Turii pardes


Please listen to this song sung by Bhupinder ji & Mitali ji by going to the following page and clicking on Part 2 :-

(http://www.apnaorg.com/music/shiv-loonan/index-1.php3)

1 comment:

Mohinder said...

Human spirit evolves constantly, but the process is hindred always by the customs and traditions, which lag behind time. Those who rebel against the so called SAMAJ suffer in sacrifice, but pave the way for the future. Shiv felt and adopted LUNA' Pain, in a way identified himself with Luna, and sacrificed his own life to pave the way for others. SAME DE SAREH PANIAN CHON, JADON KOYEE KANWAL.
HASSDA EH, SAMAAJ KUJH KAR NAHIN SAKDE, VICHAREH BADAL JANDEH NE.