Dr Narendra Gauniyal : A Famous Garhwali Poetry Movement Activist
In mid eighties and nineties, there were two movements , which were bringing many hindi language creators into Garhwali literature field. Uttarakhand movement became a strong base for poetry movement in Garhwali language. Another movement was a social movement run by Dhad organization initiated by Lokesh Navani, Devendra Joshi, Madan Duklan and many from Dehradun. Apart from social activities, these activists became the source of inspiration for many to write poetries in Garhwali. Dr Narendra gauniyal is one of such activist who is came into poetry field because of Dhad movement and poetry movement in rural Garhwal, Uttrakhand. Now, Dr Narendra Gauniyal is one of the pillars of Dhad movement and Garhwali poetry movement in rural Garhwal , Himalaya.
Dr Narendra Gauniyal was born on 10th December, 1961 in Jamandhar, Gujdu of Pauri Garhwal, Himalaya.
After postgraduate in History , Nrendra Gauniyal got degree of Ayurvedic Bhaskar and now is medical practices in Jadaukhand, Pauri Garhwal, Himalaya.
Dr Narendra Gauniyal has been creating and publishing Garhwali poetries in various regional papers . Dr Gauniyal has published so far, more than two hundred poetries in Garhwali . Akashvani has been relaying poetries of Gauniyal regularly.
Dheet is the first collection of Garhwali poetries of Dr Gauniyal published in 2003. There are 72 poems in Dheet. All the poems are related to different subject of rural society of Garhwal, Himalaya. His poems are full of symbols and imagery of Garhwal, Himalaya. Creating small poems (Khsaknikayan) is specialty of Dr Gauniyal . Dr Narendra Gauniyal is famous creating sharp satire with realism. His punches in poetry stir /agitate the mind of readers as:
Nauni ki gundaki
Khachakhach bharin khatara bas ku
Sarya anjar -panjar hilni chhau
Daraibar ka samni
Bhagban tyaro saharo
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