Jod Ghatuno: A Modern Garhwali drama about inner conflict among Migrated Garhwalis.
(Review of a Garhwali Drama ‘Jod Ghatuno’ by playwright Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna)
(Critical History of Modern Indian Drama, Critical History of Modern Himalayan Drama, Critical History of Modern Uttarakhandi Drama, Critical History of Modern Garhwali Drama, Hundred Years of Modern Garhwali Dramas)
‘Jod Ghatuno’ is one the modern Garhwali dramas of ‘Chakrchal a modern Garhwali drama collection by Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna. Abodh Bandhu wrote this modern Garhwali drama for radio medium.
The modern Garhwali drama ‘Jod Ghatuno’ deals about inner conflicts among migrated Garhwalis. At one side the migrated Uttarakhandi has to improve his present condition in cities and struggle for materialistic world achievement. The Garhwali who is first generation migrated has sympathy, memories for his mother land. Second generation is more realistic and outspoken. If the second generation does not hate Pahad and Pahdi gaon the new generation watches the situation with realistic vision.
Fifty seven years old Devi Prasad is first class government officer in Delhi. Devi Prasad and his wife always remember that they are upper caste among upper caste Brahmin Chauthu Baman) and are proud of such caste. However their daughter marries a Mahrashtrian boy (whose caste is unknown?). The son Divakar who represents second generation is more realistic and criticizes a social worker Chakradhar swami for Garhwalis of Garhwal exploiting migrated Garhwalis.
The modern Garhwali drama writer Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna has been successful in showing the conflict between first generation migrated from Garhwal and second generation brought in Delhi
Devki- are par duniyadari t nabhauni padd. Kano lata chhe tu
Divakar no no mummy! Apni jindagau apno time teble hono chaind ar parivar ko apno family budget fer dekh aish asrat.
Devi Prasad- jindagi hisab kitab kwee sarkaari budget nee chh, ki ithga ghato rai ar ithga munafa rai ----ghato ko bajat bi hond.
The incidents of modern Garhwali drama ‘Jod Ghatuno’ take place in every migrated family. The drama ‘Jod Ghatuno’ is realistic modern Garhwali drama.
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