Gurudev Rabindranath came forward to propagate the study of folklore while the country was passing through a critical juncture. Freedom movement against the British Govt. had already started. The Congress gave stress on the conscience of the Britishers to liberate the country The Congressmen either appealed to the British to consider sympathetically so that India might be free. They had submitted only proposals. Afterwards they started non co-operation movement. While the extremists belonging to the Anusilan or Jugantar Party believed in the revolution against the British rule, they firmly believed that India could not be made free unless the Britishers were compelled to leave our motherland. They started killing the high officials of the British govt. Rabindranath could not support these two. He proposed quite a new way to show patriotism that was to collect the folkloric materials. And for doing this the enthusiastic people would not be rewarded he reminded, only they would receive the blessing of the mother country and they should remain satisfied.
In the south western part of Bengal, known as Radh region, that is the hard red-soiled tract, spreading over the present-day districts of Bankura and Purulia, autochthonous elements constitute the basic culture. Though the people of this region have constant Interactions with modern civilisation by means of multiple links, their socio-economic and cultural life are based upon their autochthonous heritage.
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Brahma Sutras (85)
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