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With my heartfelt thanks to dear bhuwanchand

Last Sunday, feeling at a loss for the sudden and significant drop in my followers’ number, I had compiled words on writing by selected writers of the past and present in order to make sense of what had happened.  I made no secret of my sad surprise at that development.  The astonishment is long gone.  And I will always have an irreplaceable gift from that humbling experience: the immediate response with tangible warmth from four of my dear reader friends.  What one of them did for me became a learning pleasure for me.  Yesterday, I spent several hours of my evening, reading through and listening to what dear bhuwanchand of “Whatever It’s Worth…” had given me on that day.  Namely, “a song by Rabindranath Tagore – first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913, its called ‘Ekla Cholo Re’ (Walk Alone’).

It was originally written in Bangla ‘Jodi Tor Dak Shune Keu Na Ase Tobe Ekla Cholo’

and its English translation goes like this ‘If no one responds to your call, then go your own way alone’ (source: bhuwanchand; the active links are my addition to his resourceful comment).”  My listening experience has been profound to the extent that I had to share this awe- and joy-prompting process with you.   After listening to the memorable tune, I had to do some reading on the life aspects that became an inspiration for the philosophy behind the song.  I am also sharing those few sources with you, along with my repeated heartfelt thanks for dear bhuwanchand.


Related Links:

Ekla Cholo Re (Walk Alone friend…)

Bauls of Bengal

Kishore Kumar Artist Biography by Craig Harris


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