|fanggadra samanyada makpu uba - fHgd_ra samNyada maQpu Uba|
(in English Alphabets below)
fanggadra samanyada makpu uba,
Vedada makki maong marin yaodrabada.
sakpham naidraba Brahma oi makna
khangdaba leipakta halli toina
khongloi matta loinadana
mak hallak e madom madom.
mayamna hainei atHumba purelni
mioi mattana ubadi yaodribani
tamkhiba gumna sembani
adubu tou e etHok esin.
khajik ningbada oi mahadeppu
karigano changdamgadaba madubu
lalonna hairi guru ning-u
sengtHokkhini amakpa pumba.
* samanya hairiba waheisina lousinngamba malemgi sarupkpu khangnaba yai. Mase sangkha kouba philosophy gi manungchanba waheini. Khudam oina: malemsidabu khongdarakpa tabada laioibasu echam chamba meeoibama oiba ta’ba! Samanya hairibasibu asumna lousinba yai.
This above lyric is one of the fabulous Lalon song named pabe samanye ki tar dekha. From this, Konthoujam Suranjit has translated as fanggadra samanyada makpu uba in Manipuri.
**Fakir Lalon Shah (1774/1775-1890) was born at an obscure village of Kushtia district, now in Bangladesh. One of the greatest mystic-singers the Indian subcontinent has ever produced, Lalon was perhaps the most radical voice in this subcontinent during British colonial rule.
He composed numerous songs which still provide spiritual and political inspiration to the Bengali rural peasant-- a class from which Lalon himself came, and also to freedom-fighters all over the world. He celebrates the freedom of body, soul, and even language from all repressive and divisive forces. Always opposed to casteism, sectarianism, and colonialism.
Konthoujam Suranjit is a distinguished poet and editor: Epom, a pan Manipuri journal, from the University of Chittagong in Bangladesh.
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