Shivdayal ‘Shailaj’ : The Garhwali Poet of Satire and Realism
Shivdayal ‘Shailaj’ belongs to the time of Madan Duklan, Devendra Joshi, Mahendra Dhyani who have been attached to separate state movement and who have experienced the confused results of separate Uttarakhand state too, Shivdayal writes various types of poetries in terms of subjects and style too. Satire, symbolic language, sorrow, philosophical narration are found in his poems.
Shivdaya belongs to a Himalayan village Moldhar, Baijaron of Pauri Garhwal. After completing M.A, B T.C , Shivdayal joined education department and is teacher in Pauri Garhwal district. Shivdayal was born on 5th January, 1965
Shivdayal ‘Shailaj’ wrote more than fifty poetries in Garhwali language and published in regional papers of Uttarakhand . Akashvani has been relaying the poems of shivdayal regularly.
’ Lwai ki Tees’, Kuyedi, ‘Hankat’ ‘vada’, Ulti reeti; ‘Saaru’, ‘Jhan Kilai’ ‘kavi in Geet ga’, Aas’ ‘mulka hal’, Ni Byau, are representative poems of Shivdayal.
Shivdayal uses satire , sorrowfulness, realism in his poems. Apart from ncouplets, non-rhyme poems, Shivdayal also wrote Gazals in Garhwali.
Let us experience his one poem:
Hyunda ki reeti saryun ki si
Gor hakanu chhaun
Hitda agnail ka ni chin
Mar pichhnai ka khanu chhaun
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