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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Role, Relevancy, significance of Garhwali Folk Drama/Traditional Play

Review of Characteristics of Garhwali Folk Drama, Folk Rituals and Traditional Plays part -2

                                        Bhishma Kukreti

                The social culture in Garhwal region has old history even before Stone Age and before Mahabharata.  Therefore it is no need for explaining that there is old legacy for folk play or traditional drama.
                Though, most of the time, the importance of Garhwali folk drama/traditional play has same importance that is relevant to all other regions too.  
 The traditional plays, community performances, folk dramas are a type of folk medium too.

           The Garhwali folk play /traditional drams fulfill the following objectives-
                         1Folk Plays /Traditional Dramas Conveyer or carriers of Culture

                  The folk dance or folk rituals and many other community drama performed by professional caste as Badi, Hudkya, Auji etc are the conveyer, transmitter, conductor of community culture. The folk dramas or community plays are one of the medium of preserving community culture.  

                             Folk Plays /Traditional Dramas as Folk Medium

                The traditional plays, community performances, folk dramas work as effective folk medium too. The traditional plays, community performances, folk dramas supply to stake holders ‘pictures of the world’.

                             Folk Plays /Traditional Dramas as Medium of Teaching

     Many traditional plays, community performances, folk dramas are sources of teaching to next generation or ignorant ones.
                              Folk Plays /Traditional Dramas for Self Learning Medium

                  The traditional plays, community performances, folk dramas are also foundation for self learning too.

                              Folk Plays /Traditional Dramas as Source of freeing from Tiredness  

                 The traditional plays, community performances, folk dramas play the role as healers, as the medium of liberating tiredness. Traditional drams also reduce the restlessness of a person or group.

                      Folk Plays /Traditional Dramas as Entertaining Medium 

             The traditional plays, community performances, folk dramas are the source of entertainment. The dramas/plays are medium of passing pleasure some time.

                      Folk Plays /Traditional Dramas for Bliss

            The creator of Natya Shashtra Bharat says that the drama should create rapture.  In many traditional plays, community performances, folk dramas the performers and audience try to get bliss.




Copyright @ Bhishma Kukretibckukreti@gmail.com 26/9/2013
Review of Characteristics of Garhwali Folk Drama, Folk Rituals and Traditional Plays part to be continued…3

                    References
1-Bharat Natyam
2-Steve Tillis, 1999, Rethinking Folk Drama
3-Roger Abrahams, 1972, Folk Dramas in Folklore and Folklife 
4-Tekla Domotor , Folk drama as defined in Folklore and Theatrical Research
5-Kathyrn Hansen, 1991, Grounds for Play: The Nautanki Theater of North India 

Notes on Role, Relevancy, Importance of Garhwali Folk Drama/Folk Play; Role, Relevancy, Importance of Garhwali Folk Drama/Folk Play of Garhwal; Role, Relevancy, Importance of Garhwali Folk Drama/Folk Play of Uttarakhand;  Role, Relevancy, Importance of Garhwali Folk Drama/Folk Play of Central Himalaya; Role, Relevancy, Importance of Garhwali Folk Drama/Folk Play of North India; Role, Relevancy, Importance of Garhwali Folk Drama/Folk Play of SAARC Countries ; Role, Relevancy, Importance of Garhwali Folk Drama/Folk Play of South Asia