Myth in Urban Oraon: An Anthropological Study at North 24 Parganas inWest Bengal
Received Date: Jul 14, 2015 / Accepted Date: Jul 24, 2015 / Published Date: Aug 01, 2015
Present paper discusses the changes and modification of myth. No one can live without myth. The unwritten subjective and intuitive nature of origin of life since believed by all society that is generally regarded as myth. Oraons myth and creation of life since heard of thousands years. In recent time they have triggered it among people of larger community. The village communication system could be divided into two main categories. One of the two is traditional means of communication system through it the Oraons prescribe their cultural fertility to local people. Myth is most powerful way through the cultural dignity may be signified. The present study has been carried out on two different areas of North 24 Parganas of West Bengal. These study area are inhabited by Oraon community. They had living here since hundred years. They migrated from Chota Nagpur area. Although they are migrated but also they could not forgotten their own cultural activity. Especially we have studied their myth and related tales for understanding how they improvise the tales of myth and convey it to the other people. It is seen that Urban Oraons have already been modified their myth tales not only development, they want to serve it among the larger people with modern context. The study depicts written documents of myth story, changes of story by intake some characters from Hindu epic namely; Ramayana and using the modern communication devices like microphone, printed book etc. So the study has been regarded under prestigious communication of system of village level known as traditional means communication.
Keywords: Myth; Urban Oraon; Traditional means of communication; Cultural fertility
Citation: Biswas C (2015) Myth in Urban Oraon: An Anthropological Study at North 24 Parganas in West Bengal. Anthropol 3: 156. Doi: 10.4172/2332-0915.1000156
Copyright: © 2015 Biswas C. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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