Dr Karunamaya Goswami is an eminent musicologist who
has done immense research on music and has published over fifty books on music.
He has also been a teacher of music. Whether it is on TagoreSongs or on Nazrul Songs or on the history of
Bengali lyrics Goswami has excelled in all respects. His books on the Evolution
of Bengali Music and History of Bengali Music and Sound deserve special
mention. He has also been mentioned in international journals on music as well
as in Encyclopedia .
In this exclusive interview with VOA Bangla Service Dr
Karunamaya Goswami talks about the songs which inspired the Bengalis during the
War of Liberation of Bangladesh in 1971. This interview reflects his efforts
and dedications in collecting and compiling those marvelous lyrics which once
had moved the entire nation towards the direction of freedom.