International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)

Taapoi: A gender dimensions in trading family of Odisha


Dr. Harapriya Samantaraya

Gender is a cultural construct. In Indian patriarchal society the position of women are being depicted in various forms. Indian oral narrations are inventory of the traditional wisdoms that assume pivotal area of the worldview of the community concerned. The folklore can provide many insights in understanding cultures. It also can provide useful data for understanding the status of women in given culture (Reddy 1999).The folk narrative can be any kind of story, tale, or reconstruction told in form prose among people of a cultural group or occupational group. It refers to the cultural intricacies of a community whose members keep the story alive across generations. Invariably it is told in prose form among the people as a part of leisure activities of a cultural/ occupational group. The contents are based on some past event which is either accepted as fictional or believed to have some historical basis. The approach of the paper is based on content analysis of a narration. Through descriptive analysis of contents, it explains the contribution of human factors like jealousness between love seekers in family, perception of guilt, the power of gender (male) and the power of trading profession. It concludes that ‘The gender dimension and trading profession reinforcing each other’.
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Dr. Harapriya Samantaraya. Taapoi: A gender dimensions in trading family of Odisha. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 181-184
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