Fashion If you love Bengali music, wear it!

It’s no surprise that Bengalis are extremely sentimental about their heritage and culture, especially music. Rabindra Sangeet, Bangla adhunik gaan, Bengali film music, folk songs and Bengali rock – regardless of the genre, there is a sense of immense pride in the way the music traces Bengali cultural influences. Many brands now offer clothing that allows you to wear your music over a t-shirt, making it a great conversation piece. Here are some T-shirts to brighten up those worn jeans.

Purano shei diner kotha by Rabindranath Tagore by Bong Swag

This classic does not need to be introduced, as it is a song that all Bengalis learn very early in life. Inspired by Auld Lang Syne, a Scottish folk song, this Rabindra Sangeet exudes nostalgia and makes us want to pass around cups of chai and remember those good old days or Purano Shei Kotha Dinner.

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Bondhu chol by Anupam Roy by We R Bangali

The song Bondhu chol, from the film, Bioscope open t-shirt, still looks like an ode to childhood. Like most of Anupam Roy’s songs, the melody is simple, with the lyrics being the star of the show. This is beautifully captured by this T-shirt which emphasizes certain words in red, ensuring that anyone passing by can easily read the typography.

We R Bangali website

Abar bochor kuri pore by Moheener Ghoraguli by The Bong Collections

Songs from iconic Bengali rock band Moheener Ghoraguli have been loved for decades, but what the album Abar bochor kuri pores is also known for the hippocampus. The image of this seahorse has become synonymous with the group, making it an instantly recognizable symbol.

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Preme pora baron de Lagnajita Chakraborty by Coup

Released in 2019, this unusual love song quickly became a song you find yourself humming all day long once you listen to it. Lagnajita Chakraborty’s memorable voice is instant crowd pleaser, and the conceptualization on the t-shirt makes it an original buy.

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“Tomay hrid majhare rakhbo” by Teegully

This T-shirt evokes a great Baul song. Think of the stumps of an ektara with the air of Tomay hrid majhare rakhbo, and you will be instantly transported to Bolpur. This centuries-old folk song is a song we have all heard at haat during our weekend getaways in Santiniketan.

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“Ja pakhi urte dilam by Shilajit Majumder” by Rockbuzz

From the emblematic album X = Prem by Shilajit Majumder, this song has been a favorite of many, for its catchy melody and witty lyrics. Here, the illustration of a bird escaping from a cage captures the theme of the song, while the color scheme makes it a special addition to your wardrobe.

Rockbuzz website

“Bhindeshi tara of Chandrabindu” by Teeguruji

Like many songs from Chandrabindoo, Tara Bhindeshi also has simple acoustics with lyrics that are conversational and fluid. This T-shirt uses one of the song’s most heartfelt lyrics that will touch both the wearer and the reader.

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“Ei poth jodi na shesh hoye” by Hjbrl

A long bike ride in the countryside with Uttam-Suchitra singing Ei poth jodi na shesh hoye is forever etched in all of our memories. Just like the scene in the song from the movie, Saptapadi is iconic, the song’s melancholy lyrics are what creates a nostalgic ripple in our minds.

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“Amake amar moton thakte dao of Anupam Roy” by Bohurupi

This song is the first jewel of Anupam Roy’s discography which made him a much appreciated musician. Its unique lyrics might sound like a poem in free verse. With simple typography and illustrations, this T-shirt makes the lyrics shine, highlighting those relatable song lyrics.

Bohurupi website

Bela Bose by Anjan Dutt by Bongo Rongo

This one does not need to be presented because who does not know the number, 2441139? Created by Anjan Dutt, this song remains an iconic singalong love. The illustration of an old fashioned phone on this T-shirt makes it even better.

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