Aalo Andharer Kobita is a collection of poems and songs in Bengali which reflects the thoughts and ideas of the author, Aparajita Ray.
The poems are based on her keen observations of nature, the seasons, life in East Bengal before the Partition, the plight of the underprivileged, women’s lives, city life, old age, and more. They express the light and darkness that make up life, the grief, the joy, love, romance, loneliness, the anguish of parting, hope, and helplessness.
The author, also a singer, wrote lyrics for songs. She put tunes to these verses and delighted many friends through her renditions. Some of these verses are included in this book.