Critical and Chronological History of Modern Garhwali (Asian) Poetry – 32
Literature Historian: Bhishma Kukreti
A social worker of Dehradun , Vasundhara Dobhal is famous for more for Hindi poetries than Garhwali poetries. Her poems of Garhwali language are full of patriotism , idealistic in nature and are directive as teacher offers direction.
Vasundhara Dobhal was born in a famous Himalayan city Dehradun on 4th June 1920.
Dobhal published her Garhwali poems in various regional periodicals of Dehradun and Garhwal.
There is plenty of tenderness in her poems; even poems of directive, patriotic and inspirational nature are having kindheartedness and warmth. She also created spiritual poems.
Matha ma teri charan dhuli ko
Tilak lagaulu bharat mata
Hath jodik sheesh navaik
Pranam chha twaiku bharat mata
The poem of Vasundhara Dobhal that the educated Garhwalis are inclined to use Hindi words in Garhwali literature , though, there are available Garhwali words to discard Hindi words . If Vasundhara Dobhal and other Garhwali language creative will be praised for their contribution for Garhwali language development, these creative will also be criticized sternly for corrupting rich Garhwali language by Hindi words.
माथा माँ तेरी चरण धूळि को
तिलक लगौलु भारत माता
हाथ जोड़िक शीश नवैक
प्रणाम छ त्वैकू भारत माता
श्वेत मुकुट हिमाळ छ तेरो
अर अंग माँ छ कई रंगी साड़ी
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