EXPLORING THE PRESENCE OF FOLK-MYTHS IN SELECT POEMS OF TEMSULA AO
Author(s):
Rajlakshmi Dutta
Keywords:
myths, culture, identity, northeast poetry
Abstract
Usually of unknown origin, myths are collective, shared and communitarian ‘repository’ of cultural values of a particular tradition; generally transmitted orally down the ages. It presents itself with its unquestioned authority and validity, and is now taken into consideration by various approaches to the subject from a multiplicity of approaches. Myths find a pervading presence in Northeast poetry. A harmonious blend of narratives, myths, legends, folk art and craft, ecology and tradition, Northeast poetry has co-existed parallel to cultural complexities and political turmoil. The paper would explore the purpose of folk-myths in the poetry of Temsula Ao and the functions of these myths in the complex dynamics of identity politics and counter cultural negotiations.
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Unique Paper ID: 162094

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 7

Page(s): 427 - 430
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