Kamal Sahityalankar : A Garhwali Language Poet of Nature and Inspiration
Kamal Sahityalankar is prominent signature in Hindi poetry world and critics as Ram Chandra Shukla , Mahaveer Prasad Dwivedi, dr Vasudev Sharan Agarwal, Dr Pitamber datt Barthwal, Babu Shyam Sundar Das , Babu Gulabrai praised for his geographical nature oriented and directive poems . However, Kaml Sahityalankar wrote more than hundred poems in Garhwali language . Kamal Sahityalankar is famous for using Salani dialects, memorizing geographical beauty of Garhwal and writing inspirational or directive poems in Garhwali language.
Kamal Ghansala ‘Sahityalankar’ was born on 15th May 1909 in a Himalayan village Hali, Patti Talai , Salan Pauri Garhwal. Kamal got educational degree of Intermediate, Madhyama, Sahiyashashtri, Kavya Manishi and Sahityalankar from Pauri Garhwali, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar .Initially, he worked in Queta (now in Pakistan), shifted to Delhi after independence, and retired from All India Radio.
Kamal Sahityalankar published his poems in various regional periodicals and published his collection of poems book ‘ Swar Mandakini’ (1982). All India Radio also relayed Garhwali poems of Kamal Ghansala Sahityalankar .
The Garhwali poems of Kamal Sahityalankar are related to describing the natural beauty of Garhwal, patriotism, providing direction to next generation. Kamal used symbolic words , create imagery in the mind of readers, used metaphor in praising Garhwal region. Many poems of Kamal Sahityalankar are symbolic too
Mi thain jalam bhumi teri khud lagdi bhair
Sadani yad aundi dialam jun jani pyari
In many poems he tries to use ham
Saujadyaon (ahaha )
Mi gadhali chhaun
Min badi kandali khaya
Mattha milaik chhanch khaya
This is one example of his directive poem
Nati nantan put santan
Pet bhori khayan
This is one example of his description of natural beauty of Garhwal:
Yun laya ka phool ma jab
Lay hwai jand man myaro
Tab yunka sankyun fankyun ma
Darshan pando me tyaro
Kamal Sahityalankar is no more with us.
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