Sanjay Dhoundiyal : A Garhwali Poet from rural Garhwal
Sanjay Dhoundiyal belongs to a Himalayan village Dhound . Dhound is the original village of Dhoundiyal . It is said that Dhound is six hundred old village. There are only two Pattis in Pauri Garhwal named after Brahmin class , one is Dhoundiyalsyun and other is Dabralsyun.
Sanjay Dhoundiyal is born on 4th November 1976 and is promising poet of Garhwali language. Most of his poems are regarding the subject of empty villages, ruined buildings, baron lands because of unprecedented migration of Garhwalis to plains of India. Sanjay is successful in portraying ruined villages :
Tum thain bulani ma ki mamta
Jwadi hat bar bar
Lauti awa khuchliund meri
Tum sab khuni saun chhan meri
Now a days, Garhwal is facing an unique problem that the local youth is not taking any interest in agriculture and feels ashamed in doing labor works . Sanjay says through his poetries:
Hay ! Jamano kano aige
Kan nayi ya paud ayeen cha ?
Naukari-chakri kakhi bi nee cha
Hail lagan ma sharam ani cha
Sanjay did not write much but the poems show that Sanjay Dhoundiyal has potentiality for being an effective poet of Garhwali language .
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