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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Swayambar: A Garhwali Social Drama Criticizing Satirically Taking Dowry for the Bride from Groom

(Review of a Garhwali Drama ‘Swayambar’ written by Kanhaiya Lal Dandriyal)
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                                 Bhishma Kukreti

                     In old rural Garhwal, there was a rude custom for father taking money from bride side for daughter’s marriage and many times marrying daughter with widower or old age male for the sake of money.
             Kanhaiya Lal Dandriyal wrote a drama ‘Swayambar ‘criticizing this old custom.  Swayambar ‘was staged in Delhi in 1983.There is auction of a girl in the drama. The drama is successful in showing the basic qualities of human being as greed, instability myopic thinking, and deceiving characteristics.
  The drama is humorous and satirical in nature. The dialogues are humorous and touch the heart of audience. The drama contains sound text of sociology. Kanhaiya Lal Dandriyal uses direct method for criticizing the custom of selling daughter in the name of marriage.  

Source: Personal Discussion with Parashar Gaur is his visit to Mumbai
Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti
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