Dugharya: A Garhwali Social Drama about remarrying by a Widow
(Review of a Garhwali Social drama ‘Dugharya’ written by Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna)
(Notes on Garhwali Social drama, Uttarakhandi Social drama, Himalayan Social Drama, Indian Social drama)
‘Dugharya’ mean the woman who leaves her first husband house and remarry with other person. The woman marries with other person due to many reasons. The society accepts and criticizes at the same time to ‘Dugharya’ woman.
‘Dugharya’ a Garhwali social drama is about a woman ‘Dauntha’ remarrying another man because death of her husband in army. From her first husband there is a nine year old boy ‘Gundru’ and his old grandfather ‘Jimthu’ takes care about ‘Gundru’ ‘. Dauntha has three girl children from her second husband.
Gundru asks his grandfather about his mother and his grandfather replies that she is no more. ‘Dauntha’ comes to Jimthu and request to offer her the boy.
The social drama is simple with struggle of Jimthu an old man in taking care of his grandchild. The social drama ‘Dugharya’ shows conflict between Jimthu and Dauntha with keeping social norm intact. Bahuguna could depict easily the psychology of a child and a mother.
The dialogues are I appropriate with characters and with lot of Garhwali sayings and proverbs.
‘Dugharya’ a Garhwali social drama is written for radio medium by Bahuguna.
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