Bengali is spoken by 200 million people the world over. It is also the language of Bangladesh. Bengali developed into a distinct language around 10AD. Bengali or Bangla as a Bengali would say, is also a member of the Indo-European family of languages. It takes its birth from a form of Prakrit or Middle Indo-Aryan to finally emerge from the Apabhramsa-Avahatta in the tenth century. The Bengali script has been derived from the Brahmi alphabet of the Ashokan inscriptions (273 to 232BC). History of Bengali has been divided into three eras â€“ Old Bengali (950-1350), Middle Bengali (1350-1800) and Modern Bengali (1800 to the present day). Old Bengali is survived only through a collection of forty-eight poems (1050-1200) known as the charva songs. These were composed by the siddhacharyas (enlightened ones) who were mainly Buddhist.
Ittefaq se hum mile,
Ittefaq se aap hame pasand aaye,
Ittefaq se hum dost bane,
Hamari dosti ab ittefaq nahi zindagi ki khoobsurat hakeekat h.
Yun door reh kar dooriyon ko badhaya nahi karte,
Apne deewanon ko sataya nahi karte,
Har waqt bas jise aapka khyal ho,
Use apni awaz ke liye tadpaya nahi karte.
Door hote hue bhi pyar ka rishta nibhate hain aap,
Naa jane kyon mere dil ko lubhate hain aap.
Yeh kaisa karishma hai aapka,
Jo humko itna yaad aate hain aap.
Duaon ki bheed me ek dua hamari,
Jisme maangi humne har khushi aapki.
Jab bhi muskuraiye dil se,
Samajho dua kubul hui hamari.
Har aahat par aapka intezar h,
Door hokar bhi aap mere paas h.
Ab itna bhi mujhe yaad na kariye,
Ki dil poochhe ki dhadkan kiske paas h.
Badi muddat se chaha hai aapko,
Badi duaon se paaya hai aapko,
Aapko bhulane ki sochu bhi to kaise,
Kismat ki lakeeron se churaya hai aapko.
Muskura kar mila karo humse,
Kuchh kaha kuchh suna karo humse.
Baat karne se hi baat badhti hai,
Isliye roz baat kiya karo humse.
Phool ki shuruaat kali se hoti h,
zindagi ki shuruaat jaan se hoti h,
pyar ki shuruaat dosti se hoti h,
Aur dosti ki shuruaat aapse hoti h.
Chehre par hasi chha jati h,
Aankhon me suroor aa jata h,
Jab aap mujhe apna kehte h,
Apne aap pe guroor aa jata h.
Dono aankhon me ashq diya karte h,
Hum apni neende apke naam karte h,
Jab bhi palak jhapke aapki samajh lena,
Hum apko yaad kiya karte h.