Songs of The Doon School

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Songs of The Doon School
by Rabindranath Tagore
Other songs by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay and Muhammad Iqbal
  • Song No. 1 – "Jana Gana Mana" by Rabindranath Tagore
  • Song No. 2 – "Chisti Ne Jis Zamin Mein" by Muhammad Iqbal
  • Song No. 3 – "Anand Loke" by Rabindranath Tagore
  • Song No. 4 – "Saare Jahan Se Achcha" by Muhammad Iqbal
  • Song No. 5 – "Lab Pe Aati Hai Dua" by Muhammad Iqbal
  • Song No. 6 – "Vandana Ke In Swaron Mein" (a Bhajan)
  • Song No. 7 – "Ghungat Ke Pat Khol Re" (attributed to Meerabai)
  • Song No. 8 – "He Jagtrata Vishv Vidhata"
  • Song No. 9 – "Pitu Matu Sahayak" (a Bhajan)
  • Song No. 10 – "Vande Mataram" (from a poem by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay)

Although Jana Gana Mana is India's National anthem, it is traditionally referred to as "Song No. 1" at Doon since it was adopted as the School Song in 1935, fifteen years before it was adopted as India's national anthem. The school songs were deliberately chosen to include both Urdu poetry and Hindu bhajans as a way of emphasizing Doon's secular ethos; similarly, the school prayers include a mix of Anglican hymns and Indian poetry.