Naunu Hondu t: A Garhwali Drama about Desiring a Son
(Review of Garhwali Drama ‘Naunu Hondu t’ (1956) written by Dr. Govind Chatak)
(Notes on History of Indian Dramas, History of Himalayan Dramas, History of Uttarakhandi dramas, History of Garhwali Drama, Hundred years of Garhwali dramas)
There is acute desire to have son for carrying the family name in every society. Parents take help of Mahatmas, Babas and exorcist. Having a son or daughter is a biological process and there is no role of Babas or exorcist in getting son or daughter. However, people take help of Babas or mahatmas for having a son. In this process, crooked Babas exploit the people. Dr. Chatak convincingly shows the acute desire for son and bitter ways of exploitation of situation by cunning, crooked Babas, or so called mahatmas in the drama ‘Naunu Hondu t’. The drama is still relevant. The dialogues are taken from common life. Characterization is fair and characters are from average life. According to Dr. Anil Dabral, the writer did not use any imagination in creating situation or extraordinary characters. The drama is interesting to watch.
1-Dr Anil Dabral, Garhwali Gady Parampara (Garhwali Dramas from beginning till 1990)
2-Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna, Gad Myateki Ganga (Garhwali dramas from beginning till 1975)
3-Dr Sudharani, Garhwal ka Rangmanch (Garhwali Dramas from beginning till 1985)
4-Drama special issue of Chitthi Patri magazine (Garhwali Dramas and plays staged in Delhi, Karachi, Mumbai, Dehradun and other places)
5- Dr Hari Datt Bhatt Shailesh, Garhwali Natak evam Rangmanch: Ek Vihngam Avlokan (Garhwali Drams and theatres from beginning till 1985)
6-Dr Bhakt Darshan: Barrister Mukandi Lal Srmriti Granth (Garhwali dramatists or theatres playwrights till 1985
7-Dr Nand Kishor Dhoundiyal, Garhwal ki Divangat Vibhutiyan (pp108-116, about contribution of Bhagwati Prasad Panthri for developing Garhwali drama)
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