Neeta Kukreti : The Garhwali poetess of Bramasa , Praising Garhwal and Creating Imagery Poems
Neeta Kukreti published more than 150 poems in Garhwali language . She is specialist of creating poems for praising geographical beauty, cultural supremacy, peaceful but industrious and honesty oriented social structure of rural Garhwal, narrating seasons in tune of folk songs-Baramasha.
Neta was born on 7th September 1952 in Narendra Nagar Tihri Garhwal. From father’s sir name, she is Kala and belongs to famous village of Garhwal -Sumadi. She is married to Shri H. Kukreti of village Gweel , Malla Dhangu Pauri Garhwal.
After completing post graduation in Economics and Political Science and passing M.Ed., Neeta Kukreti joined Guru Ram rai Inter College Shubuta , Dehradun as teacher and now Neeta is principle of the same college.
Neeta Kukreti is also Sangeet Prabhakar a diploma holder in music.
Neeta Kukreti had been writing Garhwali poems from her young age and publishing them in various regional periodicals . Neeta published more than 150 Garhwali language poems and Akashvani Nazibabad has been relaying her Garhwali language pomes regularly from 1979.
Neeta Kukreti contributed Garhwali literature too by publishing more than fifteen thought provoking articles in various magazines and newspapers.
Neeta has created poems on various subjects pertaining to Garhwal and Garhwalis . Her area of expertise of Garhwali poem creation is high praise for Garhwal, Garhwalis and geographical beauty of Garhwal . Neeta sees god in a small round stone of Ganga river. She narrates the season of Garhwal, Himalaya very effectively for making beautiful images in the reader’s mind.
Sarag ko gagdat gadinyun ko sarsarat
Udas parani ni manand ….
Mi khudenu chhaun
Neeta is expert of relating season and seasonal changes with the human emotions. Neeta Kukreti uses common and self created symbols of Garhwal and Garhwali for connecting seasons with various human emotions and pleasures/sadness.
There is one eighty degree changes in Garhwal for the sake of development and Neeta also points out those wrong ways of developing rural Garhwal by non-sensitive and ignorant authorities who are unaware of reality of Garhwal and its geographical bases. Many of her poems are related to frustrations about the indifferent thinking for Garhwal by Uttar Pradesh government authorities , Definitely such pomes are in support of separate Uttarakhand movement.
Neeta does not do much experiments in terms of form and style but does not stick to conventional ways of creating Garhwali poems. She opts balance way of form and style in Garhwali poem creation.
The language and words are simple in her poetry to connect the poems with the hearts of readers easily.
Conclusively, Neeta Kukreti is praised for her Prakritivad (describing natural beauty and season of Garhwal) in Garhwali language poem creation
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