Indian girl’s soulful voice in Faiz’s ‘Hum Dekhen Ge’ catches attention online

By Arhama Altaf - Web Editor

24th January, 2020

Indian parliament last month passed the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, triggering countrywide protests against the legislation, which discriminates against minorities.

Indian government’s crackdown against the demonstrators has failed to put an end to the protests.

A common sight from the protest that has particularly caught media’s attention, Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s iconic poem “Hum Dekhen Gai” which recited out loud.

Recently, an Indian singer and composer, Sonam Karla has created a powerful rendition of the poem and merged it with an artist’s recitation of Rabindranath Tagor’s famous poem “Where the mind is without fear”.

Video of her performance beautifully celebrates the two poets known for their defiance towards totalitarianism.

Sonam collaborated the video with her three artists.

The video shared and gone viral in both Pakistan and India, with poetry lovers praising Sonam Kalra’s soulful performance.

However, many Twitter users praised Sonam’s effort for the soulful rendition.


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