Damodar Prasad Thapaliyal: The Dramatist and Editor
Damodar Prasad Thapaliyal is one of the Garhwali creative of post independence era who spent his whole life for development of Garhwali literature . He wrote dramas and staged them and is famous editor of Garhwali magazines.
Damodar Prasad Thapaliyal was born on 2rd March, 1923, in village Palkot, Khatsyun Patti of Tihri Garhwal.
He was teacher in Gandhi Inter College Dehradun and retired from there.
Along with Professor Bhagwati Prasad Panthari , Thapaliyal established Garhwali Sahitya Parishad, Dehradun . This organization staged many Garhwali plays, did mini and large conferences, kavisammeans, and motivated Garhwali creative for writing in Garhwali language. Garhwali Sahitya Parishad also distributed pamphlets in Garhwali language related to freedom movement of Tihri Garhwal.
Damodar Thaplaiyal edited two Garhwali language magazines --Phyunli and Ranko.
He wrote dramas in Garhwali, staged them and those are -‘Mankhi ‘, ‘Auns Ki Rat ‘, Tibbat Vijay’, ‘Prayaschit’
Damodar Prasad was also prose maker in Garhwali. His articles and stories as Garhwali Bhasha Kilai, Magna Pween, Baiju bamnee are the class prose of Garhwali literature.
Damodar Prasad Thapaliyal expired on 12th November, 1977 in Dehradun
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