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Monday, August 20, 2012

Non Business Mentality of Garhwalis and Kumaunis


(Review of Garhwali Story Collection ‘Katha Kumud’ written by Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna)
 
                  Let Us Celebrate Hundredth Year of Modern Garhwali Fiction!

                                                    Bhishma Kukreti
[Notes on Stories about Non Business Mentality; Garhwali Stories about Non Business Mentality; Kumauni Stories about Non Business Mentality; Uttarakhandi Stories about Non Business Mentality; Mid Himalayan Stories about Non Business Mentality; Himalayan Stories about Non Business Mentality; North Indian Stories about Non Business Mentality; Indian Stories about Non Business Mentality; South Asian Stories about Non Business Mentality; Asian Stories about Non Business Mentality]
                      Garhwalis and Kumaunis seldom choose business as earning medium. That is the reason that in Garhwal and Kumaun, there is no caste, ‘Baniya’ or business /commercial community. There are proverbs for hard work the ladder for success but there is no proverb in both the languages about business as the base for being rich. Garhwalis and Kumaunis are not anti Business but they certainly don’t like to involve them in business activities. That is another reason that the old Garhwali and Kumauni business houses are at the corner or irrelevant in Uttarakhand. There are outsiders doing business in remote villages of hills of Uttarakhand.  Due to non business mentality, Garhwalis and Kumaunis prefer service as source of earning and not business.
   Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna explores about non Business mentality among Garhwalis and Kumaunis in story ‘Dusra ki Narangi’.
         Sateshwar Chahca is poor and the poverty forces him to sell oranges. He goes to market with oranges to sell them that he gets some financial relief. However, the hitch, hesitation for selling the produces (by Kumaunis and Garhwalis) compels Sateshwar chacha to donate oranges to the school children. Sateshwar chacha thinks that selling some thing is sin. Kumaunis -Garhwalis do not have anti-business mentality but at the same time do not have commercial habits.
  Bahuguna effectively explores the reasons behind non business mentality of Garhwalis and Kumaunis in this marvelous story.
Reference-
1-Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna, Gad Myateki Ganga (Part- Review of Garhwali short Story)
2-Dr Anil Dabral, 2007 Garhwali Gady Parampara (Part- Review of Garhwali short Story)
3-Bhagwati Prasad Nautiyal, articles on Durga Prasad Ghildiyal l in Chitthi Patri (Part- Review of Garhwali short Story)
4-Dr. Nand Kishor Dhoundiyal, Garhwal Ki Divangat Vibhutiyan (Part- Review of Garhwali short Story)
5-Notes of Prem Lal Bhatt on the Stories of Durga Prasad Ghildiyal (Part- Review of Garhwali short Story and short Story writers)
6- Gaytri Bwe, 1985 Gadh Bharati Sanstha, Delhi, (Garhwali short Story Collection)
7- Bhishma Kukreti, 2012 Garhwali Katha Sansar, Sankalp, Delhi (Historical review of Garhwali short Story Writers)
8- Bhishma Kukreti, 2012 Kathaon ki Katha, Worldwide short Story writers review Series in Shailvani weekly, Kotdwara, Garhwal
9- Stories of ‘Katha Kumud’, Garhwali Prakashan, janankpuri, Delhi
Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti, 20/8/2012
Notes on Stories about Non Business Mentality; Garhwali Stories about Non Business Mentality; Kumauni Stories about Non Business Mentality; Uttarakhandi Stories about Non Business Mentality; Mid Himalayan Stories about Non Business Mentality; Himalayan Stories about Non Business Mentality; North Indian Stories about Non Business Mentality; Indian Stories about Non Business Mentality; South Asian Stories about Non Business Mentality; Asian Stories about Non Business Mentality to be continued..

Let Us Celebrate Hundredth Year of Modern Garhwali Fiction!