Dard Vachor Da

Posted by sepoy on November 15, 2008 · 1 min read

ماے ني! ميں کيهنوں اکهاں، درد وچهوڑ دا حال
O mother! who can I ask? about the pain of this separation?

The weight of exile rests heavy, some days. I don't have the words to express, nor can I. So, here is Madho Lal Hussain (1539-94), the Sufi saint of Punjab, who wrote this Kafi (a short poetic/musical form from Punjab) about a particular form of exile.

This is Hamid Ali Bela's rendition:

and here is a vid w/ Iqbal Bahoo:


vikas | November 19, 2008

CM, I just wanted to know how to know what website is Hamid Ali Bela's version. Sorry I am not internet friendly and couldnt figure out !

sepoy | November 19, 2008

The mp3 is from my private collection. The CD is called Kaafian. Email me if you don't find it on the internets.

Dard Vachor Da II | June 22, 2009

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