Durga Prasad Ghildiyal : A Prominent Signature of Garhwali Language Story
Late Durga Prasad Ghildiyal is one of the prominent signatures in Garhwali language story field. Durga Prasad Ghildiyal accelerated the proceed of modern Garhwali story literature founded by Sada Nand Kukreti in 1913 by publishing first ever modern story in Garhwali language. Durga Prasad Ghildiyal have been attached to Garhwali literature movement of eighties and nineties.
Durga Prasad Ghildiyal was born on 6th November, 1923 in a Himalayan village Pandalyu of Katalsyun, Pauri Garhwal of Uttarakhand.
After high Schooling, he joined the government service and retired from there in Delhi in 1981.
H e published three collections of Garhwali language story
1- Gari (1981 and awared by Teeka ram gaur Puruskar)
2- Mwari was published in 1986
3- Bwari published in 1987
Durga prasad Ghildiyal is also credited for writing novel in Garhwali language. His novel ‘Uchyano’ was published by Surya Prakashan Delhi
Durga prasad Ghildiyal wrote more than seventy five stories. The readers will find real incidents of Garhwal in each story of Ghildiyal. The stories of Ghildiyal portrait the life of Garhwali village and its human beings. Durga Prasad Ghildiyal is the master of showing the pains, happiness, enthusiasm, hard works, sacrifice of Garhwali women. Ghildiyal also shows different psychology of different human beings at different time and places. Literature creators as Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna, Prem Lal Bhatt, Madan Duklan, Bhagwati Prasad Nautiyal , Lalt Keshwan praised Durga Prasad Ghildiyal for his story narration style, using perfect symbolic Garhwali words, showing true picture of Garhwal , uses of proverbs, characterization of characters, hooking the reader’s interest in story. Editor of Hilans Arjun Singh Gusain used to appreciated the works of Ghildiyal in story writing field.
Durga Prasad Ghildiyal was also in editorial board of Gadmyateki Ganga and was active members of many Garhwali literature organizations of Delhi
Durg Prasad Ghildiyal expired on 25th July, 2001.
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