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Monday, November 2, 2009

Garhwali , Kumaoni, Himalaya Literature

Devesh Joshi : A Garhwali Poet, Gazal Creator and Prose Writer
Bhishma Kukreti

Devesh Joshi is famous for his intellectual Garhwali Geet, Gazal and modern verses.

Devesh writes poetries on varies subjects and writes prose in Garhwali language on the subjects like Garhwali, grammar commentary of Garhwali audio -video cassettes and films .

Devesh Joshi was born in a Himalayan village Gugali of Chamoli Garhwal, Uttarakhand on 1st August, 1967.
After passing M.A (English) and B.Ed. degree from H.N Bahuguna , Garhwal University, Joshi joined education department of Uttarakhand government. At present, Devesh Joshi is with Sarv Shikhsan Prabhag in Gopeshwar, Uttarakhand,
Devesh Johsi has created more than fifty Garhwali poetries and tens of Gazals in Garhwali . Joshi created more than hundred of Garhwali Geet and most of the creation is published in regional periodicals or are relayed by Akashvani Nazimabad,(All India Radio) .

The legendary Indian singer Narendra Singh Negi praises Garhwali Geet of Devesh Joshi that Joshi is habitual of creating intellectual Geet . Definitely, after reading the Garhwali geet of devesh Joshi, this author says that if Narendra Singh Negi is Tulsi Das who wrote Ramcaritmanas for masses, Devesh Joshi is Keshav das who wrote life of Rama fro highly intellectuals .
The following poem of Joshi shows the intellectual mannerism of Joshi in creating Garhwali Geet:

Kandon Hansai mi phulan ruvai
Laguli Banyu raun kwee thangaru ni pai
Byund man chadhaik log paunchier ainch
Angotho chusai jab ai meri bari


Devesh Joshi does experiment on the form and style of the poems and has been successful in doing so. Many of his poems are good example of sharp satire .
As far as Gazals of Devesh Joshi are concerned, again, they are written for intellectuals too. Though on a telephonic interview, Joshi told to this author that he never tried to focus on intellectuals but it happens that intellectuals start liking those poems .
Devesh Joshi published a book Jinda Rahengi Yatrayen in Hindi too.
Very soon the readers will get collection of poems, Geet and Gazals of Devesh Joshi from Vinsar Prakashan Dehradun

Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti, Mumbai, India, 2009