Songs of Saraz Region | Chitthi Meni

Songs of Saraz Region | Chitthi Meni

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Published on: 06 November 2018

Vikalp Ashiquehind and Rohan Chauhan

Vikalp Ashiquehind is a linguist trained at University College London. He specializes in the syntax and prosody of human language and is presently engaged in writing a grammar of Sarazi language.

Rohan Chauhan is an MPhil candidate at the Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies, Delhi University.


O Chakrat! Deliver my letter

Do tell me the state of my lover

Deliver the letter to my lover

I write in detail about Rolla

The face of my lover is unique

The way a rose’s stem is

Life is almost over. Only little remains

Life’s lonely. There’s no companion

I’ve waited for long

I’ve lost all hope

O Rana! Do preserve your words

Don’t worry

This is a romantic folk song sung in a popular melody of the region. Many other songs are set to this melody. This song laments loneliness and describes nostalgia for a lover.


O chitti meni tsakraatua puzaaiya o

Mene sajne to hal shunaiya ho

Chitthi kiriya mene sajne hawale ho

Rolle bare likhu chhu mi bistare o

Mene sajne ti surat narali o

Zimri phullu chhi gulabe ti dali ho

Matti beeti geyi thori rayi baki o

Jind ekli ji kents na sathi ho

O bat taki takia chhi tsupi geya o

Az sariya umeeda muki geya o

O rana tuniya katha manu na guwano ho

Tuno dil apno samzano ho