Chamatkar Garhwali Play Drama
Chamatkar Drama Characters

Chamatkar – Garhwali Play


Chamatkar” is a Garhwali language drama written by famous dramatist Lalit Mohan Thapliyal. Its a Garhwali translation of the original Hindi play ‘Chimtewale Baba‘. The play is about a group of travellers who happen to arrive at about the same time at a humble guesthouse in a beautiful spot in the Garhwal Himalayas. They are all city dwellers, unhappy and tortured in their different lives,  and each person is in search of Chimtewale Baba for his or her own reasons. Through their interactions with the inn keeper and his helper, Natthu, we learn of their stories and their expectations of the Baba. As the play unfolds we see how their lives intertwine and how each begins to look inward.  What do they find and is there a chamatkari Baba at all?

Note : Serious theatre groups are welcome to perform the plays in these publications. However, they are requested to seek permission from the Sadhana Sanskriti Pratishtan and to pay a small royalty according to their means.
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Lalit Mohan Thapliyal was a well known Garhwali and Hindi playwright, actor, and director whose career spanned six decades. His works include 9 full length plays, 30 one-act plays, including plays for children of various age groups, and 4 dance dramas. A journalist by profession, he worked with leading papers including the National Herald and the Hindustan Times and then with the Public Information Division of the WHO. He was awarded the Jaishree Samman by the Garhwali Bhasha Parishad, Dehradun in 1986. He received the Children’s Book Trust award for drama in a children’s literature competition for The Magic Island, in 1988. His play Chimtewale Baba won the Sahitya Kala Parishad Delhi All-India Playwriting Competition (1988-89). He was awarded the Mohan Rakesh Samman in 1996 for Panne ki Angoothi.

Wherever he lived his love of theatre stayed with him and he continued to write and direct his plays. In the late 1970s he established a Hindi language theatre group in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was posted. He returned to India in 1983 after his retirement from the WHO and for the next 21 years devoted himself to theatre full time. He established the Sadhana Sanskriti Pratishthan, a trust devoted to raising the quality of community life by raising cultural awareness. He believed that theatre was a very important educational tool and organized annual summer workshops for children, all gratis. Every year he directed and produced 4 to 5 plays with his theatre group, the Sadhana Natya Kala Kendra.

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Lalit Mohan Thapliyal



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Drama, Play



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