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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Apnyas ka Jalda: Sharp Satirical Poems

History of Indian Literature
History of Himalayan Literature
History of garhwali Kumauni Literature
Critical history of Garhwali poetry
Apnyas ka Jalda: Sharp Satirical Poems
Bhishma Kukreti
Reading the sharp satirical poems of Puarn Pant Pathik, the readers do not smile but feel sorry for the wrong happenings and become angry on the wrong doers. Due to sharp words, many times, his poems leave the covering of satire , wit , sarcasm and humour become the sharp criticism. Characteristics of Puran Pant is that the readers find less of humour in creating poetry.
Apnyas ka Jalda is the fourth satirical poetry collection of Puran Pant and shows that Puran is totally dedicated to satire and satire . Pant attacks on the foolishness happening in the society and administration, after reading sixty poems of Apnyas ka Jalda , it seems Puran Pant believes the saying of Lord Byron who once said,” I will publish right or wrong. Fools are my theme, let satire be my song”
You read any poem of Apnyas ka Jalda and you will agree “ A satire should expose nothing but what is corrigible, and should make a due discrimination between those that are and those that are not the proper objects of it.” said by Joseph Addison.
The subject of poems in this collection of Puran Pant Pathik are of varied nature. The poems attack on each components of our society , changing mannerism, government agencies and governing bodies.
The poems of Puran Pant differ from other satirical poets of past and present that he uses sharper words of Garhwali than other poets. Many times, reader feel that he is abusing as :
Apni bwai ka mais
Hola vo/
Hamari jikudi ma
Ghaitna rain/
Ghaitna chhan
Jo hamari nau par….
Ham tain ullu ka pattha samjhikai
Mauj masti -maturate kairikkai
Apnee mavasi banan par misyan chhan
For creating satire and little bit humour, Puran uses many known or new symbols and images for his poetries and Pant is successful in his this work. Realism is is his way of creating poetry and readers feel that they have experiences of what Pant said in his poems.
Puran Pant never criticizes the advocates of standardized Garhwali . However, Putran Pant uses regional dialects of Kingodakhal, Pkhadablock, Salan Garhwal . His uses of proverbs, saying, special Garhwali words for wrong doers perfectly and that make his poems enjoyable.
On the whole, the poetry collection ‘Apnyas ka jalda’ is one of the important poetry collection book for Garhwali language poetry world and without referring Puran Pant Pathik, historian can not complete history of Garhwali poetry.
Apnyas ka Jalda
Poet: Puran Pant Pathik
Year of Publication: 2005
Yugvani Prakashan
14-B Cross Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti, Mumbai, India, 2010