Nachi Narsing: A Patriotic Garhwali drama
(Review of ‘Nachi Narsing’ (1973) a Garhwali Patriotic Drama written by Jagdish Pokhariyal)
(Notes on Patriotic Indian drama, Patriotic Himalayan drama, Patriotic Uttarakhandi drama, Garhwali Patriotic Drama, Hundred Years of Garhwali drama)
The theme of ‘Nachi Narsing’ (1973) drama written by Jagdish Pokhariyal is about the Bangladesh Independent war in 1972. An army cadre is s sending his holiday with leisure and pleasure. Suddenly the India-Pak war broke due to Bangladesh freedom from Pakistan. The army man Shuru shows his enthusiasm to fight for his country.
Before the news of war, the dramatist shows the weaknesses of village as alcoholism, gambling,laziness of male inhabitants etc. There are situations affection between Shuru and his wife Maya or between Shuru and his sister.
Narsing is the deity and symbol of chivalry. The remarkable scene of this drama is nursing dance and Jagar. The symbolic use of Narsing dance is the central point of ‘Nachi Nursing’ (1973) drama.
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