Assistant Professor, Department of Folklore Research,
Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India.
The conventional depiction of ‘folk’ generally contains a rich symbolism of gender that emerges from our folklore. Various narratives of folklore presents gender roles demarcating social perception of duties, wishes and desires that men and women take on. The cultural space of women is severely cramped under the patriarchal ethos which is reflected is folklore across the world and through ages. The patriarchal ethos that very often limits the space of women defines them in terms...Read Full Text | Download PDF