(Review of Garhwali Story Collection ‘Mwari(1986) by Durga Prasad Ghildiyal)
The famous flood of Satpuli is one of the greatest recent disasters of Garhwal. Tens of buses fled along with drivers and others.
There is folk song about flood of river Near at Satpuli.
Satpuli moter baugin khaas
Darshanu was one of the bus drivers whose bus was standing at Satpuli bus stand. Garhwal union declared that Darshanu is no more. His younger brother Kamlu finds Darshanu. They come to home. Darshanu’s wife asks Kamlu,” Did you bring some thing for me?”
Another person answers,” Your Swag-bhag(your husband).”
There are other incidents in the story as the reason of migration etc. The story is very interesting. The story telling style of Ghildiyal is effective.
1-Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna, Gad Myateki Ganga
2-Dr Anil Dabral, 2007 Garhwali Gady Parampara
3-Bhagwati Prasad Nautiyal, articles on Durga Prasad Ghildiyal l in Chitthi Patri
4-Dr. Nand Kishor Dhoundiyal, Garhwal Ki Divangat Vibhutiyan
Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti, 15/7/2012