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Monday, April 9, 2012

Tom: A Contemporary Garhwali Drama depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction

Tom: A Contemporary Garhwali Drama depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction 

            (Review of ‘Tom’ (1975) a Garhwali drama written by Nitya Nand Maithani)
Notes on Dramas depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction, Asian Dramas depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction, South Asian Dramas depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction, Dramas of SAARC Countries depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction, Indian Dramas depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction, North Indian Dramas depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction, Himalayan Dramas depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction, Uttarakhandi Dramas depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction, Garhwali Dramas depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction

                                                  By:  Bhishma Kukreti

                      Alcohol addiction, alcohol consumption, alcohol abuses and drug addiction among people has been the subject of concern for social workers, intellectuals and writers from the beginning of civilization. That is the reason that readers find the subjects of alcohol addiction, alcohol consumption, alcohol abuses and drug addiction in epics, literature, and folk literature of earlier age. The modern literature is full of subject of alcohol addiction, alcohol consumption, alcohol abuses and drug addiction.

                      German dramatists Holz and Schalf wrote a drama ‘Die Familie Selicke’ about alcohol. The ‘Dreamers ‘by playwright Jack Davis depicts about alcohol abuse. The famous drama ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by famous drama playwright Tennessee Williams deals with the subject of alcohol abuse too. ‘The drunkard the drama’ drama by William H. Smith criticizes alcohol abuse.
                  Chinese modern drama and film ‘Qutting’ deals about struggle to overcome drug and alcohol addiction.

Tom’: A Contemporary Garhwali Drama depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction 
                Tom means the pain. The theme of ‘Tom’ drama by Maithani is about escaping from the realities by alcohol consumption, repeating acts by addicted person, and social, monitory and ethical losses by alcohol consumption. The story is about a Jagri (Religious performer of Ghadela a folk ritual) is alcohol addicted. Jagri steals the necklace of a young girl. Jagri is enjoying alcohol and his ailing son dies because of non availability of medicines and care. The drama is written for criticizing alcohol consumption, alcohol addiction and alcohol abuse. The relevancy of ‘Tom’ is very much in today’s time.
References:
1-Dr Anil Dabral, Garhwali Gady Parampara (For research on Negative Effects of Alcohol addiction and alcohol consumption in Garhwali Dramas from beginning till 1990)
2-Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna, Gad Myateki Ganga (For research on Negative Effects of Alcohol addiction and alcohol consumption in Garhwali dramas)
3-Dr Sudharani, Garhwal ka Rangmanch (For research on Negative Effects of Alcohol addiction and alcohol consumption in Garhwali Dramas from beginning till 1985)
4-Drama special issue of Chitthi Patri magazine (For research on Negative Effects of Alcohol addiction and alcohol consumption in 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 (For research on Negative Effects of Alcohol addiction and alcohol consumption in Garhwali Drams and theatres from beginning till 1985)
6-Dr Bhakt Darshan: Barrister Mukandi Lal Srmriti Granth (For research on Negative Effects of Alcohol addiction and alcohol consumption in 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 for research on Negative Effects of Alcohol addiction and alcohol consumption)

Copyright@ Bhishm Kukreti

Notes on Dramas depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction, Asian Dramas depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction, South Asian Dramas depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction, Dramas of SAARC Countries depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction, Indian Dramas depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction, North Indian Dramas depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction, Himalayan Dramas depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction, Uttarakhandi Dramas depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction, Garhwali Dramas depicting Negative Effects of Alcohol Addiction