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Folklore as the means of Critical Pedagogy

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Understanding the culture of disadvantaged in India Dr.Mahendra K Mishra mkmfolk@gmail.com There is no human activity from which every form of intellectual participation can be excluded. -Antonio Gramsci Through a power-point-styled PDF document Dr. Mishra presents the scenario in Orissa, a state of India located on the east coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal. In it he describes the Tribal traditions of the people, their religion, technology, social organization, etc., before arguing for the necessary role of folklore in Post Colonial Indian Education.