3 comments on “Another Song from Pyaasa – With Lyrics Translated

  1. That’s a nice idea – though I guess, for our sake, the law should specify that they must be subtitled in English :) …

    But the only legal action that ever took place regarding his lyrics, at least from what I’m reading at YouTube, is that they were censored! The other song, “Jine Naaz Heh Hind Par,” was apparently banned from Indian radio and even pulled from the film for a while.

    I think that when somebody offers lyrics that contain stinging social critcism, the likelihood is that any mandates issued (by any government) will be there to minimize the number of people who can hear and understand those words, not maximize.

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