The Importance Of Tribe's Identity Issue In Literature

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‘Tribe’ means a group of people living at a particular place from times immemorial. Tribe’s identities are differently by named at different places according to their geographical positioning, their social stratification in the society and so on which makes them distinctive from others. Tribes are rich in their culture, customs and folk tradition etc. There are few authors all over the world who writing tribal identities in literature and their social life is rich in their creative works. The foremost objective of this research paper is to analyse the tribes issue in literature as a discourse in societal, customs, traditional, rituals within the reference of the writings of Gopinath Mohanty’s The Ancestor (1944). Gopinath Mohanty (Indian novelist)…show more content…
It is used for the tribe as a separate group of persons having their own identity, and cultural traits. This society lives in isolated areas and their social life style is different from the main stream society. Its culture, customs, rituals and traditions are in heritage from the earlier generations and moves to the next generation.Tribes are named differently at different traditional identity places according to their customary, geographical positioning, their social stratification in the society and so on which makes them distinctive from others.The foremost objective of this research is to analyse the tribe’s identity issue in literature as a discourse in societal, customs, traditional, rituals within the reference of the writing of Gopinath Mohanty’s The Ancestor.A thematic approach from tribal identity concerns perspective has been adopted for this research…show more content…
This tribal society is fellow to western culture,unmarried Paraja tribal boys and girls spend the night in their respective dormitories and enjoy with wine party and romantic songs to liberty of knowing one another more intimately. Paraja boys and girls danced…. During the dance at night the seven Domb girls, their hands around each-others’ waist waving a piece of cloth, jumping and shouting, would pass through the line of Paraja girls and surround Paraja boys and dance. The night grew darker as they drank and danced…. And of course varieties of sarees, coloured blouses-parrot prints, star prints, tiger prints. The air over there would be heavy with the smell of scented oil in the hair. And barrel after barrel wine.

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