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Garhwali Bhasha ar Sahitya ki Vikas Jatra: A Book for Collector’s ChoiceReview of ‘Garhwali Bhasha ar Sahitya ki Vikas Jatra’

Garhwali Bhasha ar Sahitya ki Vikas Jatra : A Book for Collector’s ChoiceReview of ‘Garhwali Bhasha ar Sahitya ki Vikas Jatra’ (2014) by Sandeep RawatCritical and Chronological History of Modern Garhwali (Asian) Poetry –-159 CLiterature Historian: Bhishma Kukreti-Garhwali Bhasha ar Sahitya ki Vikas Jatra (Chaudahvin Sadi bati abari tak Bhasha ar Sahitya ko aitihasik Vikas Kram) is first attempt to offer historical accounts of Garhwali prose, poetry and other segments of literature together in book form in Garhwali language. The book is a must for every Garhwali for his library. The records of Garhwali language literature were lost at many stages of history. There were earthquakes and floods in Shrinagar that we don’t get historical records of the Shah Kings of Garhwal. There were invasions by Joshis from Kumaon that Kumaoni pundits took various literature from Garhwal with them. Gorkhalis destroyed various records in Shrinagar and elsewhere that we don’t get a chronological history of Garhwal and Garhwali language development.‘Garhwali Kavitavali’ (1935) is the first record with us that offers criticism of Garhwali literature. The characteristics of poets’ poetry are written in Hindi in ‘Garhwali Kavitavali’. Gad Matyeki Ganga (1975, edited by Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna and assisted by Durga Prasad Ghildiyal) is the first historical accounts of Garhwali prose written in Garhwali. ‘Shailvani (1991, edited by Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna) is the first historical accounts of Garhwali poetry in the Garhwali language. Dr. Anil Dabral published Garhwali Gady Parampara (History of Garhwali prose) in Hindi and Dr. Kotnala published detailed History of Garhwali poetry in Hindi (2010). Bhishma Kukreti published the history of Garhwali literature of each segment on the Internet in English. Credit goes to learned research scholar Sandip Rawat for publishing Historical aspects of Garhwali language of all segments in one book in Garhwali. The book has four major parts in the book. ‘Garhwali Bhasha ar Sahitya ki Vikas Jatra’ .The first part deals with the Garhwali language, its characteristics, and proverbs and sayings for detailing the nature of the Garhwali language. The second part features grammatical aspects of the Garhwali language. The third portion is a major portion detailing the growth of the Garhwali language and its modern literature including inscription literature. The researcher Sandip Rawat offers periodical development and provides the critical developmental history of Garhwali literature. Sandip describes most poets, prose makers, and other literature genre makers and their works no doubt in short. That detailing shows the hard work of Sandeep Rawat. Sandeep tries his best for illustrating the characteristics of major Garhwali literature contributors. Sandip has been neutral in describing critical aspects of Literature creators. Rawat also presents the details of age-wise periodicals and social organizations that contributed the fourth part is about specific aspects of Garhwali literature as standardization etc. Sandeep Rawat has been successful in providing necessary details of the critical developmental history of the Garhwali language in 192 pages. Sandeep Rawat uses simple language for his critical notes. The language is easy to understand the note. The book provides every aspect of grown of the Garhwali language and its literature in each medium to date. The book is a milestone in the history of Garhwali Literature. The position of Sandip Rawat in Garhwali literature is the same as David Daises (English); Helen Watnable –O’Kelly (German); Prince D.S. Mirsky (Russian); Burgwinkle, Hammoud, and Wilson(French); Peter Brand (Italian); J. Romilly ( Greece); Istvan Nemeskurty, Klaniczayy (Hungarian); David T.Gies (Spanish); Czeslaw Milosz (Polish); Miguel Tamen (Portuguese) are positioned for offering us the critical history of respective language literature. Every Garhwali should have the book in their libraries.‘Garhwali Bhasha ar Sahitya ki Vikas Jatra’ Writer- Sandeep Rawat Language- GarhwaliYear of Publication 2014 Publisher -Winsar Publishing Co, Dispensary Road, Dehradun, India Contact to Sandeep

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