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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Vani Vilas Puran: A Garhwali Folk Story for Bold and Futuristic Managers

Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional stories, Community Narratives for Effective Managers, Effective executives, Effective Boss, Effective Supervisors or Stories for Effective management, management Lesson from Garhwali Folk Literature from Garhwal, part- 37   

       Collected and edited by: Bhishma Kukreti (Management Training Expert)

                   Vani Vilas Dabral of Dabar (Dabralsyun, Pauri Garhwal) was a brilliant scholar of Gangasalan (south Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India). Vani Vilas was Sanskrit scholar from a Sanskrit scholar family. Vani Vilas was great ‘Saptah Karmkand’ Pundit of his area. His father Sada Nand Dabral was famous Sanskrit scholar and his sons Lakshmi Vilas and Parth Sarthi Dabral were also brilliant literature scholars.
                 Vani Vilas Dabral was so brilliant and logical person of his time that many stories related to Vani Vilas became as folk stories in his life time. Nobody could claim that those stories were created by folk story tellers or they were true stories. The following folk story is very famous stories related to life of Vani Vilas Dabral.  



              Untouchable Caste System is State of Mind 

   Vani Vilas Dabral from Dabar was very bold and brilliant from his childhood.
   The untouchable caste system was very much alive in Dabralsyun too as in Garhwal.  The deprived class people as ironsmith, coppersmith, and goldsmith etc (Shilpkar or Harijan) were not allowed to touch upper caste people and those deprived class people were not allowed to enter into house of upper class.
        There was a flat stone (Badi Patal) on the courtyard of Vani Vilas. The deprived class (Shilpkar) people used to sit on that stone and used to have meal offered by mother of Vani Vilas. The tradition of Shilpkar eating meal offered by Vani Vilas family was going for many centuries. That stone was also called ‘Shilpakrun Patal’ or the stone of Shilpkar.
            One day, ten year old boy Vani Vilas took cooked Bhat and Dal (noon meal) on a plate and came out from his kitchen. Vani Vilas started eating Bhat –Dal on the flat stone designated for Shilpkar.
Mother of Vani Vilas saw that Vani was taking meal on Shilpkar Patal. She cried on rage.
She said,” O Vani! What the hell are you doing?”
Vani replied coolly,” I am having lunch.”
Mother told,” But you are taking meal on Shilpkar Patal.”
The ten years old boy Vani replied,” So what?”
 Mother told,” You will become Shilpkar or untouchable caste man”
Ten year old Vani replied,” Oh Mother! These Shilpkars have been taking meal offered by our forefathers on this stone for centuries and they could not become Vith (Upper caste). How come I become Shilpkar by my eating food on this stone for one day?”
 The mother of Vani Vilas was clueless to answer the logical answer from her son.

** This folk story was narrated by Shri Mohan Chand Lakheda of Rikhyed (Udaypur, Pauri Garhwal) and was published in Rant Raibar  
Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti 23/12/2013 for review and interpretation                 
Garhwali Folktales, Fables, Traditional stories for Managers,/executives, boss, supervisors or Stories for management from Garhwal to be continued…

                  References
1-Bhishma Kukreti, 1984, Garhwal Ki Lok Kathayen, Binsar Prakashan, Lodhi Colony, Delhi 110003, 
2- Bhishma Kukreti 2003, Salan Biten Garhwali Lok Kathayen, Rant Raibar, Dehradun
3- Bhishma Kukreti, Garhwali Lok Kathaon ma Prabandh Vigyan ka Tantu , Chitthi Patri’s Lok Kathayen Visheshank  , Dehradun
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