Who wrote 'naijaam sarkaarODaa...' ?

V. Chowdary Jampala (cjampala@dayton.net)
Wed, 5 Mar 1997 10:56:10 -0500 (EST)


Recently Prasad Tata ascribed the authorship of 'naijaam sarkaarODaa 
naajeelanu mincinODaa...' to Gaddar (whose real name is BP viThal - not 
subbaaraavu as Prasad Tata claimed).  Though many people who were 
previously unfamiliar with Gaddar came to know about him through this song 
(gaddar appeared in the film maabhoomi singing this song, both the film and 
the song were enormously successful), the song is from the time of telangaaNa 
armed struggle and first appeared in 1948 in 'viSaalandhra' monthly. The author 
was 'yaadagiri'. It appears that yaadagiri himself died at the hands of 
Nijam's pilice.

There is a closely related song by tirunagari raamaanjanEyulu that goes

	naijaamu sarkaaruraa, Oranna
	naajeelanu mincindiraa
	prajaaraajayaanikai pOraaDu prajalapai
	raakshasaa caryalanu rakarakaal cEstunDe...

I also heard a recent version of this song (I think it is a film 
song) that goes like, 'emmelyE sarkaarODaa, naajeelanu mincinODaa...'


maabhoomi's version of this song is different from yaadagiri's version. I 
do not know if it was written by gaddar himself. I remember being told by 
that movie's producer that it was a popular folk song and a staple of the 
prajaanaaTya manDali reportaire. (The film maabhoomi, produced by chaitanya 
chitra, was based on kishan chander's novel on the telangaaNa struggle - 
jab khEt jaagE). Gaddar's inspired singing, particularly the determined 
and defiant last stanza found favor with the people (maabhoomi songs are 
available on CD, from Sea records, I think).


Now for yaadagiri's original song
	
	naijaamu sarkarODaa
	naajeela mincinODaa 
	yama baadhapeDtivi kODukO
	naijaamu sarkaarODaa!

	panDina panTananta
	tinDikaina uncakunDa
	teesuka veLLinaavu
	naijaamu sarkarODaa!

	dunnaanu bhoomilEka
	unDaanu illu lEka
	paradESameltimi koDukO
	naijaamu sarkarODaa!

	pOleesu milTrijoosi
	mEmu longi vastamaani
	nuvu aaSapaDtivi koDukO
	naijaamu sarkarODaa!

	laTheela debbalugaani
	tupaaki kaalpulugaani
	misheenu gannulugaani
	tupaaki baambulugaani
	neevenni teccinagaani
	neevenni teccinagaani
	mEm longiraamu koDukO
	naijaamu sarkaarODaa!

	kancaaru gaaDudulaanu
	lancagonDi pOlisOllaa
	nuvu pencinaavu koDukO
	naijaamu sarkarODaa!

	cuTuupaTTa sooryapETa
	naTTanaDuma nallagonDa
	aavaala haidraabaada
	tarvaata gOlakonDa

	gOlakonDa khillaa kinda - nee
	gOree kaDtam koDukO
	naijaamu sarkarODaa!


	(source: telugulO udyama geetaalu -Daa. esvee satyanaaraayaNa, 
viSaalaandhra publishing house, hyderaabaad, 1991)

	Regards		-- V. Chowdary Jampala

PS: Does anybody have the maabhoomi (gaddar) version?

PPS: I can't help but notice that this poet useed some traiditonal 
guruvulu as laghuvulu and vice versa :)