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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Nathuli: A Garhwali Drama about Struggle of Poor Family for Returning Loan and exploitation by Riches

Review of a Garhwali drama ‘Nathuli’ (1990) written by Prem Lal Bhatt)

           Short  Note  on Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; Asian Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; South Asian Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; SAARC Countries Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; Indian sub continent Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; Indian Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; North Indian Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; Himalayan Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; Mid-Himalayan Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; Uttarakhandi Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; Kumauni Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; Garhwali Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich 

                                                          Bhishma Kukreti
              Loan or debt on individual, organization or on a country is always painful. For example, when there is debt on a country you find press release title as ‘Austerity fights poverty in Greek drama ‘. The struggle of poor family trapped in debts or loan is always agonizing as richer people exploit by all means the poor situation of poor family. There are folktales in each language and modern stories in all languages about struggle of poor families trapped in debt or loan and exploitation by richer people. There are dramas and films on the subject of struggle of poor families for making ends meet. For example a recent film ‘Meanwhile in Mamelodi’ (2012) directed by Benjamin Kahlmeyer depicts a South African family struggling to make ends meet. Prem Chand wrote many stories about poor trapped in debt, poor family struggles for returning the loan and exploitation by richer. ‘Godan ‘ a Hindi story by Prem Chand and drama or Hindi film ‘Godan’ is best example of such struggle by poor for returning the loan and exploitation by riches. ‘Walk Together Children’ (1936) drama describes about struggle of poor African people and exploitation by white riches. A Guajarati stage play ‘Kadko toye Karodpati’ depicts the struggle of a middle class man to fulfill the needs of his joint family. Ostrovskiy was awell known Russian playwright who wrote dramas about struggle of poor families and exploitation by rich.
           Garhwalis feel proud for Garhwali epic creator and poet , Hindi fiction writer Prem Lal Bhatt who wrote drama ‘Nathuli’ (1990) about poor people struggling to return backs the loan and exploitation by riches. A woman struggles for repayment for loan taken by her family. She has a five tola nose gold ring (Nathuli) which may be a tool of returning the loan. Two rich men are greedy about her gold nose ring (Nathuli) people. They try hard that she sells that gold ‘Nathuli ‘. However, ‘‘Nathuli’ is the sign of husband alive for a woman and a significant sign of family pride too. Her elder son comes to solve the problem but riches can’t bear the solution by the son. The drama creates suspense whether the son would be successful in returning the loan or not.
  The drama is successful in showing the poverty, struggle of poor family and exploitation by rich in such state of poverty.  Famous Delhi Drama activist H.S.Rawat directed the drama ‘Nathuli’ (1990). The drama definitely provide jerk to audience for the struggle of poor family and problems of poverty and selfish exploitation by rich community.
References:
A-Curtsey to Parashar Gaur for supplying manuscripts of Garhwali stage plays
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)
8- Notes on Dramas of Uttarakhand by Parashar gaur –MeraPahad site
9-Sovinreers of Garhwal Sabha Dehradun, 2005 and 2007 for Lok Natya Mahotsava
10- Dr. D.R. Purohit of HNB University for various inputs on modern dramas
11- Prem Lal Bhatt, Delhi for providing details about his dramas and other dramas
Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti 10/5/2012

Short  Note  on Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; Asian Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; South Asian Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; SAARC Countries Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; Indian sub continent Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; Indian Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; North Indian Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; Himalayan Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; Mid-Himalayan Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; Uttarakhandi Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; Kumauni Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich; Garhwali Dramas about Loan, Struggle of Poor and exploitation by rich to be continued….