Garhwali ki Divangat Vibhutiyan (1980 ke pashcat): One of the Greatest Biography Series
(Review of Garhwal ki Divangat Vibhutiyan by Dr Nand Kishor Dhoundiyal)
To tell the legendary stories about the ancestor is basic human nature. That is why people across celebrates father’s day, mother’s day or Hindus celebrate Pitri Paksh for sixteen days and remember their forefathers. In Shradh Tarpan, hindus not only remember their fathers but the original person of the caste and other all persons of ancestral history.
The legendary folk stories are nothing but to pay tributes to ancestors by people. Mahabharata or Ramayana is nothing but paying tributes to legendary ancestors. Purans are also a way of remembering the legendary ancestors. There are thousands of biographies available in the world today. Howver, Garhwal ki Divangat Vibhutiyan (in six parts) by Dr Nand Kishor Dhoundiyal is one of the 100 greatest biographies written so far.
Great Garhwali personalities life sketches in Garhwal ki Divangat Vibhutiyan gives account of lives of saints and sages of Garhwal expired after 1980-2010 as Biographies : God their sides(1980) by Frances Heeray (1985) provides life sketches of world’s great personalities who faced God with their sides.
Scholastic Books published a book (2001) Biographies which deals with training to write biographies. There is no surprise that great Hindi language biographer Dr Dhoundiyal have been successful in maintaining the standard of writing great biography as mentioned in the book Biographies by said publication.
France E Ruffin published a biography of great personality Fredrick Douglass ‘Fredrick Douglass Rising up Slavery’ (2008). The inspiration level, feeling of Douglass and struggle for freeing slavery by Douglass is the essence of biography Fredrick Douglass Rising up Slavery’ (2008)’ and same essence and emotions could be found in Garhwal ki Divangat Vibhutiyan when Dr Dhoundiyal describes about freedom fighters of India in the book.
Ellen Blue Phillips wrote a biography of Abraham Lincoln (2007), so many writers wrote biography of Lincoln and readers get inspiration from each book. When one of the great writer of Hindi literature Dr Dhoundiyal describes Hemvati Nandan bahuguna , the readers gets inspiration from the content .
Tabattha Yeatts (2007), Stephanie Sammartino , Alice Calaprice , Joyce Goldenstern , Marrie Hammontree, Ann Henrichs etc wrote the biographies of great Albert Einstein and they were successful to open the insight of becoming Albert as great genius or great personality. Same way, Dr Dhoundiyal is successful in portraying the way many great Garhwalis became genius though in adverse conditions.
The biographies of Thomas Jefferson by Rita Mullin, Victoria Sherrow, Carol H. Behrman, A.M.Kishel, R.b. Bernstein, T.S. Trueit , Ellan Phillips create desire for freedom from any type of slavery and when Dr Dhoundiyal describes the life span of a freedom fighter or a soldiers in Garhwal ki Divangat Vibhutiyan (Great Garhwali personalities) the readers gets desire for freedom from from all types of slavery
As the life works of 204 great personalities cited in Biographies by John L. Wakelyn make readers aware about their works important same way Garhwal ki Divangat Vibhutiyan make the readers fully aware about contributions of those great personalities important for Garhwali society and India.
The essence of any biographical book is to brief about personalities for their contribution in a or many fields as New Biography of south African Biography by Human research councils (edited by Verwey) serves the purpose same way, serves the basic essence of biographical details Garhwal ki divangat Vibhutiyan by scholarly investigator Dr Dhoundiyal
If you might have read the biography book Women and Art in South Africa by Marion Arnold, Great English Painters by Allan Cunningham you would get good knowledge of women art creation and emotion of and artists besides women artists of Africa. Same way, Dr Dhoundiyal had been captivating in explaining art and way of art creation when he portrays artists as Avtar Singh panwar , Ranbeer Singh
Catherine Clay could fruitfully found the insight of women writers in her book British Women Writers (1914-1945) and there is no surprise that Dr Dhoundiyal have productively got the insight of Garhwali women writers in Garhwal ki Divangat Vibhutiyan (Great Garhwali personalities expired after 1980).
Rylene Ramsy wrote biography book French Women in politics. The readers will enjoy Woman in French Politics and the Garhwali women in politics cited in Divangat Vibhutiyan with same vigour.
As Don Cook impresses readers by his the biography book Charles De Gaulle, Dr Dhoundiyal too impresses by his biographical sketches of political leaders of Garhwal in his book Garhwal ke Divangat Vibhutiyan
As the Italians pay respect to the biographers as Antonio Bonfini , Angelo Fabroni, A. Gallo, Ascanio Condivi, B. Platina, Dominico Bernini, F. Micanzio, G, Papini, Giuseppe Carpani, G. Mazzucchelli, G.B. Cavalcaselle, G. Vasari, L. Ugolini, S. Gotta, S.B Soncino, V.da Bissticci, for their great works Indians respect the work of dr Nand kishor Dhoundiyal fr his biographical works
If Brazilians feel proud of biographer Alessandra Silvestry-Levy, Garhwalis across the world are proud of Dr Nand Kishor Dhoundiyal
International readers have to depend on Anhua Gao, Gao Wenqin, tien-Min Lee to taste the Chinese biographies and Hindi readers have to refer Dr Dhoundiyal to know great personalities expired after 1980 on the works of Dr Nand Kishor Dhoundiyal
Lyndall Gordon, M. Masson and tony Peake served South African society by writing biographies and Dr Dhoundiyal serves Garhwali societies by publishing six volumes of biographical books about great Garhwalis.
When people know about Israel through the biographies by A. Dankner, Shamul Katz, Aryeh Krishek, Simon Louvish, Robert Rosenberg, people come to Garhwal through reading books as Garhwal ki Divangat Vibhutiyan (Great Garhwalis)
The importance of dr Nand Kishor Dhoundiyal in Garhwal region is as important as J. Graff, J Jorgenson, J.M Jnudsen, H. Nathansen, G.N von Nissen, J.M . Thiele are important in biographical literature of Danish region.
The world biography analysts praise biographers of Dutch region as Booven, G. Brandit, Liempt, K.van Mander,Casper Winterman , famous Hindi critic Mohan Babulkar praises Dr Dhoundiyal for his biographies about Garhwali personalities.
The biographies written by Austrian biographers O.E Deustsch, Theodor von Frimmel, G.A. Griesinger , Geza Silberer , Alfred von Wurzbach, C.con Wurzbach, Stefan Zweig are appreciated worldwide and definitely the biographies written by Dr Dhoundiyal will be read with great taste by the readers all across the globe
New Zealand biographers as Michael Basset, James Cowan, Dunmore, E.J. Godley, Michael King had been successful in providing insight of personalities of new Zealand as Dr Dhoundiyal could provide the insight of Garhwalis described in his book Garhwal ki Divangat Vibhitiyan.
The contribution of Dr Dhoundiyal in Garhwal ki Divangat Vibhutiyan is equally important as works of German biographers as Adolf Strodtmann, Anton Praetorius, F von OppelnBronikwski , Emil Ludwig , Theodore Kolde, Otto Jahn, Linna Raman , Erika Rosenberg, Joseph Wulf, Karl Goedeke, H. Fraenkel, Ludwig Geiger, G.Eduard, H.Dukas, Peter Bamm, Lilly Becher, Berling , W. Hildesheimer, L.Prowe, Gerd Puritz, j.h Mackay, Anton Schindler etc for preserving regional heritage and history.
Venezuelan biographers E. Bruzual and Christina Marcono are famous for creating identity for the region Venezuela and same way dnad Kishor Dhoundiyal hs been perfect in creating an image for Garhwalis through his books Garhwal ki Divangat Vibhutiyan.
Historians, analysts will always remember the works of Dr Nand Kishor Dhoundiyal .
Garhwal ki Divangat Vibhutiyan (1980 ke pashchat) in six volumes (san 1980-2010)
By Dr. Nand Kishor Dhoundiyal
Year of publication – 2011
Cost Rs 3000 for full set
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