Madhusudan Thapliyal : The Samrat of Garhwali Gazal
Madhusudan Thapliya is called the ‘Samrat’ of Garhwali language Gazals.
No doubt, earlier than Thapliya, many Garhwali language poets tried effectively on this form poetry in the language as Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna, Kanhaya Lal Dandariyal, Netra Singh Aswal, Keswan, Madan Duklan, Devendra Joshi, Chinmaya, Virendra Panwar, Dr Gauniyal, Girish Sundariyal etc. However, Madhusudan is credited for publishing exclusively the collection of Garhwali Gazals , Harvi-Harvi in 2002 AD.
There have been controversies for Harvi-Harvi among Bhagwati Prasad Nautiyal the Garhwali critic and supporters of Madhusudan Thapliyal on many areas of Gazal. One reason of Nautiyal’s criticism was using “dudhal ka keel “ and other was a sexual word of Garhwali by Madhusudan . However, it is also a well known fact that Bhagwati Prasad Nautiyal took revenge against Madhusudan in criticisng Harvi Harvi because in past , in one meeting in Delhi Madhusudan criticized Bhagwati Prasadd and Madhusudan also criticized Nautiyal in another periodical Uttarakhand Varta
This author also jumped in the fray for another reason. After reading the review of Harvi Harvi of Bhagwati Prasad Nautiyal, the author advised Nautiyal not to write in Garhwali language because he does not use Garhwali words and uses only Hindi words in the name of Garhwali prose. The author wrote against Nautiyal in two titles, Nautiyal ji -Band karo Gadhwali man likhan and Garhwali Gadya ko Aunsee ko Garhan Bhagwati Prasad Nautical .
There are sixty eight Garhwali Gazals in Harvi Harvi and written n various subjects . His brief details are as :
Birth date: 17 September, 970, Pauri Garhwal
Education: M. A . (Hindi and Economics), B.Ed., Sangeet Prabhakar (Vocal music)
Writing : Wrote in many local periodicals, relayed many poems and vartas from Akashvani, and Doordarshan
Stage activities : He was involved in staging many plays as Ek Aur Dronacharya, Chehre, Panch Loafer, Singhasan, and Garhwali plays as Sadhu Nam Kunwar, Khadu Lapata,
Awarded: Jay Shri Samaan for Harvi Harvi
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