Tribal Literacy: Concerns, Crisis And Conflicting Identity In The Selected Works Of Gopinath Mohanty And Mahasweta Devi
Keywords:Identity, culture, traditions, literacy, customs, rituals
The term ‘tribe’ is referred to the socially, ethnically, or politically connected group of people. It refers to all the tribal people spread across the country. Tribes have different names in different places based on the region they are located in, their position in the society, and various factors which makes them distinctive from others. They have their own unique customs, rituals and traditions. There are some authors who have contributed quality works based on tribal literature. The main objective of this study is to explore the representation of the tribal identity and other concerns in literature by giving textual analysis to the selected works of Mahasweta Devi and Gopinath Mohanty. The focus of the research is the tribal literacy and identity issues in these authors works.