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Dastan- tale or story

The word Dastangoi refers to the art of storytelling, it is a compound of two Persian words Dastan and goi which means to tell a Dastan.

Jaal - Dev Anand/Geeta Bali

Jaal – Dev Anand/Geeta Bali

This word appears in a song called ” Yeh Raat yeh Chandani phir kahan”. It is from a film called Jaal (Net) directed by Guru Dutt in 1952.This was Guru Dutt’s second movie. After Baazi, this was the second film in which Dev Anand also came through as a confident star/actor, with a style uniquely his own.

This Lyrics of this song are written by Sahir Ludhianvi, it was sung by Hemant Kumar and the music was composed by S.D. Burman.

Lyrics:

yeh raat yeh chandani phir kahan, sun ja dil ki dastan.

pedo ke shakhon pe soyi soyi chandani,

tere khayalon me khoyi khoyi chandani,

aur thodi der me thak ke laut jayegi,

raat yeh bahar ki phir kabhi na aayegi

do ek pal aur hai yeh sama, sun ja dil ki dastan

lehron ke hontho pe dhima dhima raag hai,

bhigi hawaon mein thandi thandhi aag hai,

iss hasin aag me too bhee jalke dekhle

jindagi ke geet ki dhun badal ke dekhle,

khulne de ab dhadkano ki juban, sun ja dil ki dastan.

jaati bahare hain uthti jawaniya, jati bahare hain,

taron ke chaon me pehle kahaniya,

ek bar chal diye gar tujhe pukarke,

lautkar na ayenge kafile bahar ke,

aaja abhi jindagi hai jawan, sun ja dil ki dastan.

yeh raat yeh chandani phir kahan, sun ja dil ki dastan

dastan, dastan.

 Translation:

This night, this moonlight with not return, listen to the tale/story of my heart,

The moonlight slumbers on the branches of the tree,

In thoughts of you, the moonlight wanders moonlight,

And soon , it will get tired and return,

This night of spring will not return again,

This time is with us for a moment or two, listen to the tale/story of  the heart.

A soft melody on the lips of the waves,

In the moist wind a cool fire,

In this beautiful fire, you should see what it feels like to burn

Enter this beautiful fire and see,

Change the melody of the song of your life and see,

Free the voice of our heartbeats, listen to the story of the heart.

Springs will fade away, youth ages,

In the shadow of the stars, lie our stories,

If it return after calling out to you once,

These caravans of spring will not return,

Today life is still young, listen to the tale/story of the heart.

This night, this moonlight with not return, listen to the tale/story of my heart.

You can hear the song here: