(Review of Garhwali Story Collection ‘Ek Dhanga ki Atmkatha’ (1988) by Bhagwati Prasad Joshi ‘Himawantwasi’)
By Bhishma Kukreti
Shibba Bodi once, was a very beautiful girl and very soft by physique and by heart. When she was girl her name was shivani. She was married to Bhavani a strong built man. However Bahvani died in foreign land (pardesh). Shibba planted trees in her farmland. Now, trees are her successor those provide fruits and love to all. The writer states that there can’t be better successor than dumb trees for human beings. The story is mixture of philosophy and hard reality of death and birth.
Dr. Anil Dabral, 2007, Garhwali Gady Parampara
Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti , 29/6/2012