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Sunday, July 09, 2006

Jagannath Azad's verse 'Bharat ke MusalmaaN'


In the aftermath of partition, when Muslims who had remained in India were feeling increasingly insecure, Urdu poet Jagannath Azad (son of renowned poet Tilok Chand Mahroom) had written this legendary Nazm.

In those turbulent days, Azad's voice of love and sanity had caught everybody's attention. He had seen the horrors of partition but this had strengthened his belief in humanity even more. Read this Nazm:

Bharat ke MusalmaaN

is daur meN tuu kyoN hai hiraasaaN aur pareshaaN
kya baat hai kyoN hai mutazalzal tera iimaN
daanishkada-e-dahar ki aye shama-e-farozaaN
Aye matla'-e-teziib ke khurshiid-e-darakhshaaN
Bharat ke MusalmaN

bharat ka farzand hai begaana nahiiN hai
yeh des tera ghar hai tuu is ghar ka makiiN hai
taabinda tere nuur se is ghar kii jabiiN hai
kis vaste afsurda-o-dilgiir-o-haziiN hai
Bharat ke MusalmaN

meraa hi nahiiN hai yeh gulistaan hai teraa bhi
har saro gul-o-lala-o-riihaaN hai teraa bhi
is Khhak ka har zarra-e-tabaaN hai teraa bhi
is bahar ka har gauhar-e-darakhshaan hai teraa bhi
daaman meN uTha le ye sabhi gauhar-e-darakhshaan
Bharat ke MusalmaN

mahaul ho to taza hawa tujh ko gavaara
darkaar hai tahziib ko phir teraa sahaara
kar aaj naye rang se dunia ka nazaara
chamkega phir ek baar tere bakht ka taara
ho jayegi taariikii-e-mahaul gurezaaN
Bharat ke musalmaN


gulzaar-e-tamanna ka nikharna bhi yahiin hai
daman-e-gul-e-maqsuud se bharna bhi yahiin hai
har mushkil-o-aasaan se guzarna bhi yahiin hai
jiina bhi yahiin hai marnaa bhi yahiin hai
kyoN manzil se bhatak jaaye woh insaaN
Bharat ke musalmaN......

Its a long poem but I reproduced some stanzas to pay
homage to a great poet. Azad died this month two years ago
after battling with cancer for long. He was 86.

9 comments:

sukhi said...

My tribute to Azad sahab.

"yaad abhi bhi karta hei zamaana,
teri bepanaah muhobbat ki misaalon ki,
Tu iss daur main nahin to kya hua,
tera wajood dikhaata hei sehar kuch naye fasaano ki..!!

sukhi said...

My tribute to Azad sahab.

"yaad abhi bhi karta hei zamaana,
teri bepanaah muhobbat ki misaalon ki,
Tu iss daur main nahin to kya hua,
tera wajood dikhaata hei sehar kuch naye fasaano ki..!!

Anonymous said...

"yaad abhi bhi karta hei zamaana,
teri bepanaah muhobbat ki misaalon ki,
Tu iss daur main nahin to kya hua,
tera wajood dikhaata hei sehar kuch naye fasaano ki..!!

Neena said...

Adnan-Thanks for the tribute. I'm looking for Azad Sahib's Nazam he wrote for Pakistani national Anthem. You have any idea where can I find it. It starts like this.

Aey sarzameen-i-pak

Zarrey terey hein aaj sitaron sey tabnak

Roshan heh kehkashan sey kahin aaj teri khak

Neena said...

Adnan-Thanks for the tribute. I'm looking for Azad Sahib's Nazam he wrote for Pakistani national Anthem. You have any idea where can I find it. It starts like this.

Aey sarzameen-i-pak

Zarrey terey hein aaj sitaron sey tabnak

Roshan heh kehkashan sey kahin aaj teri khak

Mukta said...

Message for Neena - if you go to google and search for Jagan Nath Azad - ways to Democracy - you will find the complete tarana. I tried to copy and pase it for you but did not successeed

Mukta said...

Message for Neena - go to google - seach for Jagan Nath Azad- ways to democary - and you will find the complete tarana. I tried copying and pasting it for you but did not succeed.

Mukta said...

I hope Neena was able to get the Tarana. Though it is said to be the complete Tarana - in book "Jagan Nath Azad - Hayat aur adabi Khayalat" Khaliq Anjum Saheb have reproduced these words - saying saying that these are "kutch band" from the Tarana. Here I am trying to paste if for you:
Zare tere hain aaj sitaron se tabnak
Roshan hai kehkashan se kahin aaj teri khak
Tundi-e-hasdan pe ghalib hai tera swaak
Daman wo sil gaya hai jo tha mudaton se chaak
Aye sar zameen-i-Pak!
Ab apne azm ko hai naya rasta pasand
Apna watan hai aaj zamane main sar buland
Pohncha sake ga is ko na koi bhi ab gazand
Apna alm a hai chand sitaron se bhi buland
Ab ham ko dekhtey hain atarad hon ya samaak
Aye sar zameen-i-Pak!
Utra hai imtehan main watan aaj kamyab
Ab huriat ki zulf nahin mahiv-e-paich-o-taab
Daulat hai apne mulk ki be had-o-be hisaab
Hon ge ham aap mulk ki daulat se faiz yab
Maghrib se hum ko khauf na mashriq se hum ko baak
Aye sar zameen-i-Pak!
Apne watan ka aaj badalne laga nizam
apne watan main aaj nahin hai koi ghulam
apna watan hai rah-e-taraqi pe tez gam
azad, bamurad jawan bakht shad kaam
ab itr bez hain jo hawain thin zehr naak
Aye sar zameen-i-Pak!
Zare tere hain aaj sitaron se tabnak
Roshan hai kehkashan se kahin aaj teri khak
Aye sar zameen-i-Pak!

Anonymous said...

Zare tere hain aaj sitaron se tabnak
Roshan hai kehkashan se kahin aaj teri khak
Tundi-e-hasdan pe ghalib hai tera swaak
Daman wo sil gaya hai jo tha mudaton se chaak
Aye sar zameen-i-Pak!
Ab apne azm ko hai naya rasta pasand
Apna watan hai aaj zamane main sar buland
Pohncha sake ga is ko na koi bhi ab gazand
Apna alm a hai chand sitaron se bhi buland
Ab ham ko dekhtey hain atarad hon ya samaak
Aye sar zameen-i-Pak!
Utra hai imtehan main watan aaj kamyab
Ab huriat ki zulf nahin mahiv-e-paich-o-taab
Daulat hai apne mulk ki be had-o-be hisaab
Hon ge ham aap mulk ki daulat se faiz yab
Maghrib se hum ko khauf na mashriq se hum ko baak
Aye sar zameen-i-Pak!
Apne watan ka aaj badalne laga nizam
apne watan main aaj nahin hai koi ghulam
apna watan hai rah-e-taraqi pe tez gam
azad, bamurad jawan bakht shad kaam
ab itr bez hain jo hawain thin zehr naak
Aye sar zameen-i-Pak!
Zare tere hain aaj sitaron se tabnak
Roshan hai kehkashan se kahin aaj teri khak
Aye sar zameen-i-Pak!