Jagjit singh:”I make sure that the words used in the ghazal are simple and understandable for common audience”

Q: What qualities do you look for in the poetry before choosing a ghazal for a musical composition?

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Jagjit singh : Apart from the technical specifications to qualify as a ghazal, I am looking for a new thought in the poetry. Beauty, romance, social satire, spiritualism, religion- the subject matters may vary but there should always be a surprise element in a ghazal. I also make sure that the words used in the ghazal are simple and understandable for common audience. I have studied and learnt Urdu in detail but even now, I don’t feel awkward to ask an expert about the meaning of a difficult Urdu expression.

Source : http://www.cinemasangeet.com/hindi-film-music/interviews/jagjit-singh-an-interview.html

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