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Monday, May 4, 2015

Loss by Information Sharing: a Garhwali Folk Story from Garhwal

(Folk Tales from Garhwal series-110)
                           Collected by Bhishma Kukreti
                 (Narrated by late Shrimati Kukari Devi Kukreti)
 (The Old generations do not tell this folk tale to the children they tell other common stories. The people of Jaspur tell the story when there is repetition of same or related happening or incident. The story is two sentences story for Jaspur people)
         Once many hundred years back, Ghantu Jyoru (Grandfather in law) went a high hill Layad ka Danda forest for grazing his big sheep goat herds. Ghantu Jyoru (Grandfather in law) had biggest sheep –goat herd in the village. When Ghantu Jyoru came back with sheep –goat herd at water source that was near to village, he was worried man that three goats and two sheep were missing. Ghantu Jyoru had to be worried man s within hour there would be night and it was difficult to find out those goats and sheep in dark in that Danda (Hill forest). He called to his wife from village that she could take goat herd to village and he could go back to forest for finding the lost goat and sheep. While Ghantu Jyoru was waiting his wife to take goat herds, Gabul Dada Jyoru (Gabul -Grandfather in law) came from village side.
 Gabul Jyoru asked to Ghantu Jyoru,” Uncle! What happened?”
Ghantu Jyoru replied,” I lost three goats and two Sheep”
Gabul Jyoru said,” Oh that Spotted goat and other goats?”
Ghantu Jyoru replied,” Yes! Yes! Out o five one goat is spotted one.”
Gabul Jyoru answered,” From my house I saw that those were grazing above the road in Kaunda Bhel” and he said further,” I think, at that time you already crossed that road”
Ghantu Jyoru said,” Are you sure you saw those goats and sheep?”
Gabul Jyoru answered with pride,” I have sharp memory for recognizing the animals”
Ghantu Jyoru order to Gabul dada Jyoru,” Since you saw my goats and sheep, you go and bring those from Kaunda Bhel”
Gabul Dada had to go for bringing goats and sheep of Ghantu Dada Jyoru.
“Poor Gabul Dada Jyoru had to pay penalties for sharing information”


Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti 4/5//15, Mumbai, India
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
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