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Monday, May 7, 2012

Teelu Rauteli: A Garhwali Drama based on Brave Folk Legend Teelu Rauteli

(Review of a Garhwali Drama based on Brave Folk Legend ‘Teelu Rauteli’ (1987) written by Dr. Purushotam Dobhal)
                   Notes on Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave Folk Legends; Asian Dramas based on Famous Folklore, based on brave  Folk Legends; South Asian Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave  Folk Legends; SAARC Countries Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave  Folk Legends; Indian sub Continent Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave  Folk Legends; Indian Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave  Folk Legends; North Indian Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave  Folk Legends; Himalayan Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave  Folk Legends; Mid-Himalayan Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave  Folk Legends; Uttarakhandi Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave  Folk Legends; Kumauni Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave  Folk Legends; Garhwali Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave  Folk Legends
लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक, लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित एशियाई आधुनिक नाटक, दक्षिण एशियाई लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक, सार्क देसीय लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक,भारतीय उपमहाद्वीपीय लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक,भारतीय लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक,उत्तर भारतीय लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक, हिमालयी लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक, मध्य- हिमालयी लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक, उत्तराखंडी लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक, कुमाउनी लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक,गढ़वाली लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक लेखमाला
                                      Bhishma Kukreti
                     John Gassner in his research book ‘Reader’s Encyclopedia of world Drama’ (2002) provides tens of examples of each society wherein history, folklores, folk legends are source for many modern dramas or plays . For example, Turky’s playwright Ahemt  Kutsi Tecer depicts the life of Turkish folk hero/legend  Koroglu in his singsong drama’ Koroglu’(1949). Same way, in his book McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama’, Stanley Hochman also provides tens of examples of folk legends as base for modern dramas in various languages. In the book ‘Modern World Drama: an Encyclopedia’, Myron Matlaw illustrate good examples of dramas of various languages based on folk legends. Sarah Stanton and Martin Banham (1996) offer ample of examples dramas or plays based on folk heroes, folk heroines, or brave folk legends in their book ‘Cambridge Paperback Guide to Theatres’.
            Modern Garhwali drama world is not exception in depicting plays from famous folk legends. Teelu Rauteli is great brave woman legendary warier of Garhwal history. Her story is well known to each rural Garhwali. There are many folk tales and folk songs based on the legendary stories of brave woman warier Teelu Rauteli popular in villages of Garhwal.
           Kantyura King Dhami Shahi killed a Garhwali warrior Bhupu Gorla in Saraikhet (Khatli Kanda). The two sons of Garhwali warier of Bhupu Gorla were also killed in the battle. Teelu Rauteli was daughter of Garhwali warier Bhupu Gorla . When her father was killed in Khatli kanda Teelu Rauteli was only fifteen years old girl.
  When Teelu became twenty two years old, her mother inspired Teelu Rauteli to win back the lost territory Khairagarh. With the help of her two woman friends, Ghimandi, Hudkya, minister Shibu Pokhariyal, Teelu Rauteli won back Khairagarh from Kaintura warriors and established Boongi Devi temple.   The Kaintura Sardar Raju Rajwar killed Teelu Rauteli when she was taking a bath dip into Nayar River. At the time of death Teelu was only twenty two years and eight month old. People call brave legend Teelu Rauteli as Maharani Lakshmi Bai of Garhwal.
           A Sanskrit, Garhwali, Hindi writer Purushottam Dobhal wrote drama on the story of famous legendary heroine off Garhwal.  Garhwal Sahity Sanskriti Dehradun staged folk legend based drama ‘Teelu Rauteli’ thrice. Famous Dramatist of Dehradun, Ramesh Dobariyal directed the drama Teelu Rauteli based on famous Garhwali brave legendary heroin Teelu Rauteli.
         The folk legend based drama ‘Teelu Rauteli’ attracts the audience till the end because of various emotions connected with the story.
References:
A-Curtsey to Parashar gaur for supplying manuscript of Garhwali stage play ‘Paisa na Dhyallaa Nam ch Guman Sing Rautela
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

Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti, date- 5/4/2012

                    Notes on Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave Folk Legends; Asian Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Folk Legends; South Asian Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave  Folk Legends; SAARC Countries Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave  Folk Legends; Indian sub Continent Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave  Folk Legends; Indian Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave  Folk Legends; North Indian Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave  Folk Legends; Himalayan Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave  Folk Legends; Mid-Himalayan Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave  Folk Legends; Uttarakhandi Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave  Folk Legends; Kumauni Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave  Folk Legends; Garhwali Dramas based on Famous Folklore, Based on Brave  Folk Legends  to be continued……
लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक, लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित एशियाई आधुनिक नाटक, दक्षिण एशियाई लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक, सार्क देसीय लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक,भारतीय उपमहाद्वीपीय लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक,भारतीय लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक,उत्तर भारतीय लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक, हिमालयी लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक, मध्य- हिमालयी लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक, उत्तराखंडी लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक, कुमाउनी लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक,गढ़वाली लोक गाथाओं की वीरांगना आधारित आधुनिक नाटक लेखमाला जारी ...