Religious and Cultural Confluence of Eastern and Western India: Revisiting of the Folk Philosophy

  • Soumita Mitra IIT(ISM), Dhanbad
Keywords: Tribes, Dialect, Folklore, Mythos, Philosophies


Language  has  been  conceived  to  be  the  most  effective  medium  for  communicating  one’s  ideas  and  emotions  to  others  . The  journey of  any language  in  order  to  earn  recognition  undergoes  rigorous  changes  and    testing    through   ages  . Language  of  any  particular  place  or  region  which  is  popularly  known  as  the  “Dialect”  takes  the  form  of   a   complete  expression  only  after  it  becomes  customary  to  the  lives  of  the  people. The  process  of  getting  accustomed  in  the  social  order  includes  its  travel  through  the  folk  literature, indigenous  tales  and  the  travelogues  native  to  their  places.  This  work  would  accentuate  how  the  folklores in  the  provinces   of  Jharkhand  and  West  Bengal  , inspite  of  being  geographically  divided  hold  on  to  have  some  common  features  .  Their  similar  historical  backgrounds  have  laid  the  foundation  for  many  local  dialects  to  not  only  thrive  and  develop  but  to  maintain  its  strong  roots  till  today.


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Author Biography

Soumita Mitra, IIT(ISM), Dhanbad

Soumita Mitra is a Senior Research Scholar, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad, Jharkahnd, India.


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How to Cite
Mitra, S. “Religious and Cultural Confluence of Eastern and Western India: Revisiting of the Folk Philosophy”. Contemporary Literary Review India, Vol. 9, no. 2, May 2022, pp. 132-47,
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