Shiva Nand Nautiyal : A Poet, Folk Literature Expert, Writer, Journalist and Politician Bhishma Kukreti
A versatile and rarest personality of Indian politics, Shiva Nand Nautiyal was born in 1936 in a remote village Kothala, Patti -Walla Kandarsyun, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand . After completing post graduation Shiva Nand Nautiyal became teacher in Assam . However, because of ill health he settled in Delhi and started his own weekly new paper Shailodaya.
Dr Shiva Nand Nautiyal is famous for his voice for hill districts of Uttarakhand . His famous wordings after Uttar Pradesh government created a separate department of ministry that is Parvatiya Vikash Mantralay, “ Pahadon ko Jhun jhuna Pakada Diya UP government handed over a playing toy for child” made him the hero in the heart of people of Garhwal and Kumaun regions. People of Karnaprayag elected him as independent legislator . He was also minister for higher education in Uttar Pradesh government. He was very honest politician and a politician for common man.
Hi e is remembered not as a politician of Uttarakhand but he is acclaimed as the scholar, researcher of high order in the field of Folk Literature of Uttarakhand . Without his reference, we can not think research on Folk Literature of Uttarakhand. He collected folk songs, folklores, folk stories, folk dances, folk musical instruments and folk tones (dhunen) of Uttarakhand and published his researches with logical analysis. He had published the following books on folk literature of Uttarakhand
1- As Garhwali prose writer : Nautiyal wrote many articles in Garhwali. His drama in Garhwali language Baun Ka Phool, stories as Chandra Devi, Pagal, he Jagdish, Daini hwai Ja, seli ya Ag were appreciated very much by Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna for his realism, story telling capability and using pure Garhwali words. His novel “Karj Ko Byau’ still is unpublished.
2- Garhwal ke Lok Manas (1979) (1981)
3-Garhwal ke Nritya (1974)
4-Badrinath Kedarnath Yatra Darshan (1988)
5-Garhwal ke Lok Geet (1964)
6-Garhwal ke Khuded Geet (1965)
7-Chham Ghugharu Bajala (1964)
11-Leela Ramayan (1966)
12- Nefa ki Lok Kathayen aur Parvati (editor)
13-Garhwali baramasha (1965)
14-Klali Das ka Janma Sthan Garhwal
15- Articles published in Raibar, Maiti, Amar Ujala, Karmbhumi, dev Bhumi, Satyapath, Dharmayug, Sanskriti, Tripathga, Panchjanya
16-Kumaun Darshan (1988)
17 -Uttarakhand ki jan jatiyan (1991)
18-Tapobhimi Garhwal (1988)
19- Vansampada (1991)
20- Garhwal ka Lok Sangeet aur Vadya
21- Garhwal ke Lognritya-Geet: 680 pages book is a classical and very comprehensive book, which details many aspects of Garhwali Folk Dance-Songs. Uttar Pradesh government awarded Garhwali ke Loknritya-Geet book by Hajari Prasad Puruskar .
Dr Shiva Nand Nautiyal expired in 2004 AD
Mrs Rachna Balodi is doing research (Ph.D ) on the workd of Dr Shiva Nand Nnautiyal
Dr Shiva Nand Nautiyal had been a researcher for life and he had written fifty two books but yet, all are not published.
His contribution on folk cultural, art, music of Garhwal and Kumaun is appreciated by folk literature pundits as Dr Satyendra, dr Jay Chandra Rai, Dr Harish Sharma Dr Prem Narayan Shukla, Dr Vasudev Sharan Agarwal, and sculpture artist Avtar Singh Panwar, Dr Govind Chatak, Dr Nand Kishor Dhoundiyal, Dr Shashi Shekhar Naithani, Bhagwati Charan Nirmohi and many scholars in Garhwali literature.
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