♪ Shiv Kumar Batalvi’s Loona

 

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Loona is a masterpiece of modern Punjabi poetry. A verse-play, published in 1965, Loona is based on the legend of Puran Bhagat.

The Legend:

King of Sialkot marries a young girl Loona. She falls for his son (from 1st wife) Puran who is of her age. He declines her advances; she complains abt him; he’s punished (hands/feet amputated and thrown into a well). A guru rescues him; he gets well and becomes a Bhagat. Years later, Loona still childless comes to “the Bhagat”. The truth comes out; she admits her mistake; he forgives them and wishes a child, Rasalu.

That’s how the legend of Puran Bhagar has been told in Punjab for nearly two thousand years. But that’s not how Shiv tells is. For Shiv, it’s the legend of Loona: a girl of lower caste, married against her wishes, falls in love with a man of her age. So what? he asks and retells the legend and makes it about Loona, not the prince-turned-bhagat. A masterpiece at the age of 28! That’s called a great poet.


Below is the selections from Loona sung by Bhupinder & Mitali. Listen them or read the complete book here. It is something you simply cannot miss.

Bhupinder & Mitali
01 Adhi Raati Des Chambe De
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Bhupinder & Mitali
02 Main Agg Turi Pardes
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Bhupinder & Mitali
03 Oh Kiran Jehi Jo
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Bhupinder & Mitali
04 Dhupp Fadhi Na Jaave
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Bhupinder & Mitali
05 Dosh Tan Saade Bharma Da
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Bhupinder & Mitali
06 Eh Kaun Su Des
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Bhupinder & Mitali
07 Kisey Agan Saaz Di Lau
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Bhupinder & Mitali
08 Is Dharti Di Har Naari Hi Luna Hai
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Bhupinder & Mitali
09 Main Adhure Geet Di Satar
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