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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Garhwali, Kumaoni, Himalayan literature

Surendra Singh Rawat : A Playwright of Garhwali language of Social issues

Surendra Singh Rawat has written Garhwali dramas and all are with social issues and full of satiric with humor.

Surendra Singh Rawat was born in Bangar Rawai Mainjani village of Himalaya .
Much is not available about life sketch of Surendra Rawat . However, Raibar a monthly Garhwali language in March 1956 issue and Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna in Gadmyateki Ganga (pp-53) provide the detail of plays created by Surendra Singh Rawat.

Rawat wrote the following plays
1-Adhpadh
2-Anpadh gailya
3-Kanya bechi
4- Beman Naukar
5-Sharab ar Kharab
6-Ajkal ki Panchait

The first four plays are hilarious, attack on the social bad customs with wit and humor.
The last two plays of Surendra Singh Rawat are based on the serious issues emerging in the society and opened the eyes of learned people that society has to take actions for stopping emerging bad customs in the society. The use of humorous language, the flow in the plays are superb in these plays. Rawat used common Garhwali proverbs for creating interest of the readers.

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