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Entertainment facilities in British Garhwal

Entertainment facilities in British Garhwal
British Administration in Garhwal -173
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History of British Rule/Administration over Kumaun and Garhwal (1815-1947) -193
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History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -1025
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By: Bhishma Kukreti (History Student)

Hard worker Garhwalis were eager for making their life happy by cooperation and entertainment.
In night, people used to gather at Padhan chowk or other suitable place and used to dance and sing or used to tell tales. People used to sing songs while working too. Mostly, songs were related to pain of separation from mother by girls after marriage, illicit relation etc. Pathos songs were common among women.
Males used to stay at Goth (temporary cattle shed on farm) used to play Damru and sing song in night.
While, pasturing people used to sing songs.

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References
1-Shiv Prasad Dabral ‘Charan’, Uttarakhand ka Itihas, Part -7 Garhwal par British -Shasan, part -1, page- 343-456
2- Atkinson, Himalayan Districts Vol.3
3- Asiatic Researches vol 6

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Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti Mumbai, India,bjkukreti@gmail.com 13/9/201710History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -1026
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*** History of British Rule/Administration over British Garhwal (Pauri, Rudraprayag, and Chamoli1815-1947) to be continued in next chapter
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(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)

History of British Garhwal, History of Devalgarh Garhwal; History of Badhan Garhwal; History of Barasyun Garhwal; History of Chandpur Garhwal; History of Chaundkot Garhwal; History of Gangasalan Garhwal; History of Mallasalan Garhwal; History ofTallasaln Garhwal; History of Dashauli Garhwal; History of Nagpur Garhwal;Dresses in British Garhwal.

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