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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Folk Literature and Environmental Sustainability

Shilpa Biswas

Abstract: The interaction of humans and ecology has been entangled with numerous issues like deforestation, environmental pollution, loss of soil, problems of sanitation desertification, loss of biodiversity, and soil fertility, water shortage including ozone depletion, population explosion, insufficient health care, and water supply, etc. The activities of humans triggered by firstly changing socio-economic patterns owing to the advancement of technology which is chiefly caused for deterioration of the environment. Thus it is necessary to instil environmental ethics in the human mind. To meet this threat folklore can be an important tool. Folk practices have over the years played a noteworthy position in solving several major social-ecological plights. Folk practices have over the years played a pivotal position in solving different social-ecological plights. The use and protection of different plants, animals, sacred groves, etc by the ethnic people through the Folkloric approach of the Rarh region of West Bengal depend on their cultural value. Thus; folk practices should be preserved for ecological sustainability and Ecological restoration. Folk practices have over the years played a pivotal position in solving different social-ecological predicaments. The use and protection of different plants, animals, sacred groves, etc by the ethnic people through the Folkloric approach of the Rarh region of West Bengal depend on their cultural value. Thus; folk practices should be preserved for ecological sustainability and Ecological restoration.

Keywords: Folklore, Sustainabilty, Folk culture, Sacred Groves, ecological Restoration



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