Like a wounded bird, my songs/ tumble down at your feet, my love.
Written almost a century ago, Nazrul’s song till today adheres to the cultural conscience of Bengali Muslim society.
How can you talk about peace without taking into account war? Both are subjects not only of Tolstoy’s great novel but also of the two founding epic poems of Greek as well as Indian literature.
The difficulty of translation is one of the reasons why Nazrul is not discussed as extensively as Tagore in the west.