Guna Nand Juyal : The Expert of Garhwali-Kumauni Phonology
Dr Bhawani Dutt Upreti , the profound expert of Kumauni Phonology and grammar writes about Dr Guna Nand Juyal, “ From the point of view of Kumauni language, the work of Dr Guna nand Juyal is the initiating attempt in understanding the phonological aspects of Kumauni language and Garhwali language”.
Dr Guna Nand Juyal was born on 8th May , 1905, in Jivai village, Patti- Bangarsyun of Pauri Garhwali, Uttarakhand.
After passing B.Sc, he joined Survey of India but he did not like the administrative works in Survey of India and while working in SOI, he started to study further . He passed M.A. in Sanskrit and passed M A in Hindi with highest distinction in the University. He left Survey of India and joined Bareli College, Bareli as professor.
Dr Juyal is remembered for his notable work in phonological study of Garhwali and Kumauni languages.
He did research on “ Madhya Pahadi Bhasha (Garhwali-Kumauni) ka Anushilan aur uska Hindi se Sambandh’ He was awarded Ph.D. degree on the said subject and he published the book by the same name in 1967.
Dr Juyal explained many unresolved questions about Kumauni and Garhwali in the book “ Survey of Indian languages” by George Griarson.
Dr Guna Nand Juyal expired on 28th February, 1985 in Badyun
Today, the book, “ Madhya Pahadi (Garhwali and Kumauni) Bhasha ka Anushilan “ is referred by each researcher of Kumauni and Garhwali languages from phonological point of view.
Copyright: Bhishma Kukreti, Mumbai, India, 2009