Role of folktales in advancing society

Country/area: India

Organisation: Sada Talk

Organisation size: Small

Publication date: 10/01/2021



Dr. Sadanand Paul had alone sent 5.4 lakh messages for the World Largest Human Chain in Bihar against dowry, child marriage and alcohol. He has sent 6 lakh SMS to thousand of people from one cellphone with above 100 SMS daily to daily from 6 consecutive years with awarded by Limca Book of Records for both work.

Project description:

Folktales helps people to carry forward the good things of the past.

Impact reached:

We can advance our culture and social consciousness on a global scale.

Techniques/technologies used:

Inquiry from the elders of the society,

Information related to the public consciousness of the area, 

Research work,

Study of various books.

What was the hardest part of this project?

When I was searching for folk tales in the state of Jharkhand, India, the villagers of Mangalhat, located in the Rajmahal village, were determined to kill me when they printed folk tales for being in a pompous and superstitious work.  Then I somehow ran to the police station and saved my life there.

What can others learn from this project?

This project is registered from Nalanda Open University, Patna for the field of research, in which more than 70 folklores have been included.  Most of the folk tales awaken the Dalit consciousness.  Here the question is whether other media sections have also been inspired by such work regarding the eradication of superstition and Dalit consciousness.

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