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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Kurmuri: Garhwali Poetries of Varied Subjects and varied Tones

(Garhwali Poetry collection ‘Kurmuri’ by Om Badhani: A Literary Analysis)
        Review of Garhwali Literature Series -2292
                  Review by -Bhishma Kukreti

                      Om Badhani does not need introduction as he is very famous lyricist, singer and folk playwright in Garhwali cultural field.
           Present Garhwali poetry collection ‘Kurmuri’ by Om Badhani has varied current subjects, varied moods and varied tones.
               There are seventy lyrical poems and free verses in the present collection by Badhani. In six pages, there are views of eminent personalities and his family members about om Badhani.
              In this collection, there are love poetries, poetries depicting geographical and spiritual images of Garhwal, philosophical aspects, changes happenings in modern Garhwal, changes happening in attitudes of people, geographical changes, current society, shocking the new social wrongs as alcohol.
               Badhani is expert in depicting love in this volume and most of the poetries are of love raptures having various emotions as meeting, separation, humor, rage, envy, sadness etc.
   Badhani depicts Hills with different emotions as-
            ह्यूं हिमालै सि चम्म सूरज अगासै सि दम्म
                  गढ़ देस मेरु उत्तराखंड मेरु
The poet illustrates philosophy and spirituality by offering Garhwali symbols and signs.
 Many poem s are creating images of hills of Garhwal.
              Poet is very much worried about new wrongs entering into Uttarakhand as alcoholism and also terrorism in India.
                Badhani is successful in creating poems related to patriotism and other relevant subject.
          The learned poet uses old and new symbols for creating desired images. His us of Garhwali proverbs are also perfect.
 Badhani also uses new style for depicting old subject and offering freshness to the old subject as in the poetry- Bhena Darji
  Badhani is lyrists and in this volume most of the poetries are lyrics but there are free verses too with lyrical effects.
                 Eminent Hindi poet Leeladhar Jagudi wrote forwarding notes for ‘Kurmuri’ and rightly appreciates the poet and states that the poems of Badhani has new colors.
 Though, the language of poems is influenced by Uttarkashi Garhwali but does not make the poems difficult for other area readers as the approach of poet is towards standard Garhwali.
     The readers definitely will enjoy the freshness in poetries of Badhani.

      ‘Kurmuri’


A Garhwali poetry collection, published in 2013
Language-Garhwali
Pages – 96
Price- Rs 130/-
Winsar Publishing Co
K.c City centre
Dispensary road
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Contact- 0135-3204463





Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti 7/8 2015
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