Critical review of Garhwali Humor and Satirical prose- 143
(Review on Satire/Humor by Lal Chand Nirala -1)
Review: Bhishma Kukreti
The medium for studying Garhwalis is not Garhwalis and that is biggest challenge for Garhwalis reading Garhwali language literature. Therefore, it is necessary that Garhwali literature create such literature that Garhwalis are compelled Garhwali and make habit for reading Garhwali. Lal Chand Nirala is one of the creative that compelling Garhwalis reading Garhwali.
Lal Chand Nirala came on Garhwali literature through new medium Internet. Lal Chand is versatile creative. Lal Chand Nirala creates humor, satire and poetries. However, his contribution is the most on Internet is for creating funny stories, gags, or jokes.
On Facebook, Lal Chand Nirala post his humor on daily basis and he has large following due to readers are compelled for reading and smiling, laughing or laud laugh.
Since, average Garhwali does not have habits for reading in Garhwali; the humor by Lal Chand Nirala is easy for reading by such Garhwali. Compelling average Garhwalis for reading Garhwali is the real contribution by Lal Chand Nirala for developing Garhwali language
Broadly, Lal Chand Nirala creates two types of humor – one line humor (mostly satirical) and jokes.
One Line Satirical Humor
Lal Chand Nirala uses one line humor and that line comes from life or soil. The following humorous line is now a reality not only in rural Garhwal but in pan India. Due to husband and wife getting employment in different zones, the pair had to live at different places and one of partner can’t leave the job as economic does not allow so.
ह्ये गरीबी , पापी नौकरी ..कन्न बिछड़ौ कर्युं तेरु द्वी झणो माँ ll
The above humorous line has deep tragedy an important ingredient for satire and humor.
His following humorous line is a truth –
हैंसणा कु ओर हैंसाणा कु सिलसिला बदस्तुर जारी रालू , भाई एक बात ज़रूर ध्यान रख्याँ साल बदल्यायी मी ना l
The following line is not from any other world but from our daily life and readers don’t take time for reading it too –
भाई रे ठण्ड ज्यादा च , कचर ,पचर न खाएं , बाद में उकल , तकल हो जाती हैं !! और तब्ब बिगा देते हो लोगों का फुंगड़ा ,,
हा हा हा ,,हा हा हा हा हा ..
हा हा हा ,,हा हा हा हा हा ..
Following lines compel average Garhwali for reading Garhwali and that way Lal Chand encourage Garhwalis for reading Garhwali language literature –
कुन्डीली क्या देखण बल मुन्डीली ही देख्याल ll
सिंपलण्याँ ( सिंपण्याँ) ब्वाडा नी देख्या आज भे l
अपिड़ी लाटा की शानी बल , अफि बिंगेन्दी !!!
नखरा त मिफर बचपन मा बटिक ही छाया , जन्म का पट्ट ड़ेढ़ साल तक्क मिल कैक दग़ड़ी भी बाच नी गाडी l
Those one liner humors are from real life and attract Garhwalis for making habit for reading their own language literature.
- Critical review of Garhwali Humor and Satirical prose to be continued - 144
(Review on Satire/Humor by Lal Chand Nirala –to be continued in 2)Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti , Mumbai, 2016