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The Style of ‘Lokaabharan’ in Indian Proverbs
The Style of ‘Lokaabharan’ in Indian Proverbs

Author(s): Biplab Chakraborty
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore
Published by: Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum
Keywords: Indian proverbs; poetry; ‘lokaabharan’; Sanskrit literature; modern Indian literature

Summary/Abstract: The changing pattern of Indian proverbs is very much reflected invarious literary creations, especially in modern Indian poetry. Proverbs are used in poetry as a mode of creative process which entails change. Indeed, it is mostly expressed in a poetic style of narration which may be termed as the style of ‘lokaabharan’. Various types of folk elements are used in the creative process and amongst such folk elements proverbs assume a very important position in the making of the style of ‘lokaabharan’.The central message of a proverb is often conveyed with a subtle touch of language use as a linguistic device. Patterns of changes in language use need to be examined with a view to measure the mode of expression of the proverb concerned. In order to understand the style of ‘lokaabharan’, we must examine how proverbs have been used as fixative factors. In this process, we need to compare and contrast the original proverbs used and their changing patterns available in the text of the poems concerned. Fixative factors are what may be called the core of folk elements used in a poem. This may be either a conscious creative effort or an unconscious artistic measure. It plays a vital role in conveying the central theme or message, whatever the case may be.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 35
  • Page Range: 85-98
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English