Shyam Chand Negi: A Garhwali Language Essay Writer
Shyam Chand is famous for his English writing, however, whatever Negi contributed to Garhwali prose, is marvelous piece of prose and is having the example of Tiryali dialects in Garhwali writing.
Shyam Chand Negi was born in village Belgaon of Athur patti of Tihri Garhwal of Himalayan region on 1st October, 1912.
Shyam chand negi obtained graduation degree and formal training in journalism from Lahor .
Shyam Chand Negi was a freedom fighter and was poisoned in “Quit India’ movement in 1942.negi was one of the founder and conveyer of Tihri Rajya Praja Mandal.
Shyam Chand Negi was freelancer journalist for many English dailies and weeklies. Negi also edited Northern Times for quite some time.
He wrote books as ‘ Some eminent Garhwalis’, ‘ Ganga the Greatest’, Freedom Fights Grieves Strain’ in English.
He wrote essays in Garhwali language, which were published in many regional magazines. Govind Chatak provided the examples of his writing in Garhwali language in his famous book ‘Garhwali Bhasha’ (pp-144) . The language is of Tiryali dialect and the subjects of Garhwali essays written by Shyam Chand Negi are mostly inspiring and having social issues. This author praised Negi for bringing regional taste and aroma in the essays
Shyam Chand Negi expired on 3rd December 1982 in his native village Belgaon, Himalaya .
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