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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Forest in Exchange for Kheer ki Thali (Sweet Rice Pudding): A Garhwali Story for fund Managers

Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional Stories, Community Narratives -60

  Compiled and Edited by: Bhishma Kukreti (Management Training Expert)

            The monitory value of each product changes with time. Once upon a time iron was precious. Even in independent India, milk, cement, iron rod, were precious commodities. When you discuss with villagers of Jaspur (Malla Dhangu, Pauri Garhwal) about forest of village Gweel in east of Jaspur, the villagers of Jaspur blame their forefathers for handing over the forest to Gweel village. Gweel was part of Jaspur and when two brothers were separated the elder brother got Gweel and younger brother got Jaspur. Gweel village has fertile and irrigated land.

            A couple of centuries back, being fertile and irrigated land, the families of Gweel could produce rice and Jaspur families could not produce rice. Being rice producer village, Gweel villagers could buy Gud (jiggery) but Jaspur villagers could not buy Gud. Rice was also a scarcity for Jaspur village. Milk, Gud and rice are main ingredients for cooking Kheer or sweet rice milk pudding.

         One day one of brothers from Jaspur visited Gweel. Jaspur fellow Radhu ji met village chief of Gweel. Village chief of Gweel welcomed his brother of Jaspur and offered a cup of Kheer. Jaspur fellow did not have Kheer for many months. Jaspur fellow wanted Kheer for his family members too. The Gweel village chief put a condition for offering Kheer plate to his younger brother from Jaspur. The condition was that in exchange for one full plate of Kheer, Jaspur fellow would give forest land of thousands of acres to Gweel. On that time the population of Jaspur was very thin might be four or five families. Jaspur fellow Radhu Ji agreed to give huge forest to Gweel in exchange of a Kheer plate.
  Jaspur fellow came with Kheer to his village. He distributed Kheer to his family members.
   Radhu ji declared his agreement with Gweel village chief to his elder brother. Elder brother did not mind giving huge forest to Gweel as there was huge land as compared to human population of Jaspur.
            Today, population is high in Jaspur. Today, the Jaspur villagers blame their ancestors for selling huge area of forest to Gweel for mere Kheer plate.
  Surprisingly same folk story is told in Mitragram, Malla Dhangu, Pauri Garhwal. Mitragram villagers tell that their ancestors sold huge forest to Khainduri village for just a Kheer plate.


Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti 21/1/2014 for review and interpretation
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, to be continued …in next chapter

                                 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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Forest in Exchange for Kheer ki Thali (Sweet rice Pudding): A Garhwali Story for fund Managers; Forest in Exchange for Kheer ki Thali (Sweet rice Pudding): A Garhwali Story from Jaspur, Garhwal for Fund Managers; Forest in Exchange for Kheer ki Thali (Sweet rice Pudding): A Garhwali Story from Gweel, Garhwal for Fund Managers; Forest in Exchange for Kheer ki Thali (Sweet rice Pudding): A Garhwali Story from Mitragram, Garhwal for Fund Managers; Forest in Exchange for Kheer ki Thali (Sweet rice Pudding): A Garhwali Story from  Dhangu Garhwal for Fund Managers; Forest in Exchange for Kheer ki Thali (Sweet rice Pudding): A Garhwali Story from Gangasalan, Garhwal for Fund Managers; Forest in Exchange for Kheer ki Thali (Sweet rice Pudding): A Garhwali Story from Lansdowne, Garhwal for Fund Managers; Forest in Exchange for Kheer ki Thali (Sweet rice Pudding): A Garhwali Story from Pauri Garhwal for Fund Managers; Forest in Exchange for Kheer ki Thali (Sweet rice Pudding): A Garhwali Story from  Chamoli Garhwal for Fund Managers; Forest in Exchange for Kheer ki Thali (Sweet rice Pudding): A Garhwali Story from  Rudraprayag Garhwal for Fund Managers; Forest in Exchange for Kheer ki Thali (Sweet rice Pudding): A Garhwali Story from  Tehri Garhwal for Fund Managers; Forest in Exchange for Kheer ki Thali (Sweet rice Pudding): A Garhwali Story from  Uttarkashi Garhwal for Fund Managers; Forest in Exchange for Kheer ki Thali (Sweet rice Pudding): A Garhwali Story from Dehradun  Garhwal for Fund Managers; Forest in Exchange for Kheer ki Thali (Sweet rice Pudding): A Garhwali Story from  Dehradun Garhwal for Fund Managers; Forest in Exchange for Kheer ki Thali (Sweet rice Pudding): A Garhwali Story from  Haridwar Garhwal for Fund Managers;