All my fellow JU-ites would be familiar with the title...
And for those who aren't ....
It's about a bengali song called "Amar Bhitore Bahire Antore" which is an all time favourite in my college...Be it,Freshers' Day..Holi ... a free period... there would be a guy with a guitar and his fellow gang of singers who sit around singing this song...(not complaining,i join them too)
This is how i first heard this beautiful track ...
Today,as i sat listening to 3 doors down,whilst chatting with one of my seniors,Aniesha di..She asked me to listen to another version of this song...and I did..
It said "Priyo Rudra...Iti Taslima" .. The song was nothing but a poem by Taslima Nasrin for her late husband Rudra Muhammad.For those of who don't know,the song "Amar Bhitore Bahire.." is actually a poem written by Rudra Muhammad on his suicide note for his wife Taslima Nasrin.
The latter poem that Taslima wrote,was a reply to the poem he had written for her.
The fact seemed just as shocking and unexpected to me,as it may now seem to you.
The words of the song( if roughly translated) mean,
"Within me,in the depths...it is you,within my heart.."
We sing this song in college without a rhyme or reason...it may not have bothered me so much to think of the ways in which people i know sang it,if i didn't know the story behind this beautiful poem.I am ever so grateful to Aniesha di for telling me about the origins of this song..
Now, it would no longer be "just a song" ...
For someone to have written those words for his beloved,right before breathing his last, this song must hold a special place of respect and adoration ... The drunk (and the sober ones) should find another song to hum,and not this ...(its totally a personal opinion)
My conscience wouldn't let me consider this as a random track to be sung at parties and get togethers... Would your's ???