Jalte Hain Jiske Liye

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jaltē haiṁ jis  liē
For Which They Burn
00 :11
jaltē haiṁ jis  liē tērī ām̐khōṁ  diyē,
ḍhūm̐ḍh lāyā hūm̐ vahī gīt maiṁ tērē liē
jaltē haiṁ jis  liē 
[all stanza x2]
I have found those very songs for you, for which,
the lamps of your eyes burn
For which they burn …
[all stanza x2]
01 :04
dard ban   mērē dil mēṁ rahā,
ḍhal na sakā
jādū ban  tērī ām̐khōṁ mēṁ rukā,
cal na sakā
[all stanza x2]
What was in my heart became a pain,
could not ease
Becaming magic in your eyes, it stopped,
could not go further
[all stanza x2]
01 :39
āj lāyā hūm̐   gīt maiṁ tērē liē
jaltē haiṁ jis  liē 
Today I just have brought those songs for you
for which they burn …
01 :58
dil mēṁ rakh lēnā isē hāthōṁ   chūṭē na kahīṁ,
gīt nāzuk haiṁ mērā śīśōṁ  bhī ṭūṭē na kahīṁ
[all previous lines x2]
gungunāūm̐gā vahī gīt maiṁ tērē liē
jaltē haiṁ jis  liē 
They must be kept in the heart, don't let them leave your hands in any way
A song is even more fragile than glasses, let it not shatter in any way
[all previous lines x2]
I will softly sing those very songs for you
for which they burn …
02 :59
jab talak na  tērē ras  bharē hōṭhōṁ  milē,
yūm̐  āvārā phirēgā yah tērī zulfōṁ  talē
[both lines x2]
Until it doesn't meet your nectar-filled lips
it will wander just like this, underneath your locks
[both lines x2]
03 :33
gāē jāūm̐gā vahī gīt maiṁ tērē liē
jaltē haiṁ jis  liē tērī ām̐khōṁ  diyē
ḍhūm̐ḍh lāyā hūm̐ vahī gīt maiṁ tērē liē
jaltē haiṁ jis  liē 
I will keep on singing this song for you
for which the lamps of your eyes burn
I have found those very songs for you
for which they burn …

Jalte Hain Jiske Liye (Hindi: जलते हैं जिस के लिए, Urdu: جلتے ہیں جِس کے لئے) "For Which they Burn" is a song from the 1959 Bollywood film "Sujata".

The movie can be largely understood as an allegation against castes and untouchability in India, as the main protagonist, Sujata (interpreted by the actres Nutan), is an untouchable woman.

In the movie, the song is played over the phone by Adhir, a young man from the Brahmin caste (played by Sunil Dutt) as he declares his love to Sujata.

The song's lyrics were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri, and the music was composed by S.D. Burman.

The playback singer was Talat Mahmood.

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