Dwijendrageeti (Bengali: দ্বিজেন্দ্রগীতি) refers to the songs written and composed by Dwijendralal Ray.[1] These songs hold a special place in the world of Bengali music.[2] Dwijendralal Ray wrote and composed nearly 500 songs,[1][3] which are widely popular in Bengal.[4] Some of the most notable Dwijendrageeti include Dhono Dhanno Pushpe Bhora Amader Ei Boshundhora, Banga Amar! Janani Amar! Dhatri Amar! Amar Desh, Jedin Sunil Jaladhi Haite Uṭhile Janani Bharatabarṣa and Oi Mahasindhur Opar Hote, which are Patriotic songs.[5]

Background

Dwijendralal Ray's father was famous singer Kartikeya Chandra Ray. As a result, he grew up in a musical environment.[4] When he got into ballet, he didn't like western music at first. He heard music at the famous Albert Hall in London. But he was disappointed when he heard the song. However, gradually he started to like western music. He learned Scottish, Irish and English songs from a music teacher. He liked those songs so much that when he came to the country, he translated about thirty songs into Bengali, and maintain their original tone. Finally, he returned to written and composed Bengali songs. However, the influence of foreign music can be seen in his songs.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Mamata remembers Dwijendralal Ray on his 105th death anniversary". www.thestatesman.com. Retrieved 10 May 2023.
  2. ^ Murshid, Ghulam (2018-01-25). Bengali Culture Over a Thousand Years. Niyogi Books. ISBN 978-93-86906-12-0.
  3. ^ Bhattacharyya, Sudip (2015-12-26). Over The Years. Educreation Publishing.
  4. ^ a b c "বাংলা গানের ধারাবাহিক ইতিহাস: দ্বিজেন্দ্রগীতি". bangla.bdnews24.com (in Bengali). 4 December 2020. Retrieved 10 May 2023.
  5. ^ Experts, Arihant (2019-08-22). Know Your State West Bengal. Arihant Publications India limited. ISBN 978-93-131-9801-7.