INFLUENCE OF FOLKLORE IN MALAYALAM POETRY

Minor Research Project by Dr.C R Anitha, Asso: Prof:,Dept of Malayalam

INFLUENCE OF FOLKLORE IN MALAYALAM POETRY
Summary

An analysis of the influence of folklore on malayalam poetry from the very beginning to the current phase,reveals that :
1.All folklore genres are knowledge systems generated by local communities.
2.The study of rituals , myths , legends , folktales , folk languages and folk rhythms as seen in poetry,is inter-disciplinary by nature.
3.Every work of poetic expression is a cultural symbol.
4.The element of folklore in poetry helps to preserve the values of love,tolerance,sacrifice,equality,service and participatory spirit and overcome communal and religious bigotry.
The study of the influence of folklore on malayalam poetry involves an appreciation of cultural identity and diversity.It also provides a defence against all forms of cultural intolerance and imperialism.
The study revealed the significance of folklore activities in :
1.Protection of folklore.
2.Recognizing the cultural rights of traditional communities.
3.Creating and enabling environment to promote traditional knowledge system.
4.Grassroot level efforts to identify,collect,document and preserve traditional knowledges.