Dharma Nand Uniyal ‘Pathik’ : A Garhwali Language Poet
Dharma Nand Uniyal was a versatile personalities and was a journalist, Hindi prose maker, Hindi poet and social worker of Shrinagar too ,
Dharma Nand Uniyal was born in March 1936 in village Kafna, of Patti -Kadakot of Tihri Garhwal, Himalaya.
Dharma Nand Uniyal published three collections of Garhwali language poems- ‘Alaknanda ki Badh, Hisar Kingodu Kafal, Gadhwal Darshan’. Most of the poems of are created in conventional song forms, are lyrical, delightful. Most of poems of Uniyal are praise or narration of positive points of Garhwal region. We may find, geography, historical accounts in Unyal’s poems as:
Ava baccho jhanki dyakha apna ye Garhwal ki
Tilak lagava mati ko tum bharat ka ye bhal ko
The poems are barometer of love of Dharma Nand Uniyal for his mother land Garhwal. Language is mixed with Hindi words and are visible .
Dharma Nand Uniyal expired in 2009
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