October 15, 1999
Churamani Hati, ed., LokosNskritir Digdiganta, Kolkata: Granthabikas, (pp.108-35)
1999, Pranto Theke Bola, Dasgupta, Arun, Goutam Bhadra, Alak Ghosh ed. Aitihasik. VIII 1-2 (pp.31-62), Kolkata
The author of this Bangla paper had showed here the nature of linguistic imperialism as evident in the terms like “dialect”, “folk-language” or “standard language”. He had also showed the illegitimacy of Folklore and Anthropology as these subjects reflect colonial disciplinary technology as they surrogate whiteMAN’s History and Sociology. By analyzing the dichotomies like Folksong/Classical song, Folk drama/theatre, Folk Art/Art, the author had also illustrated the fuzziness of such boundaries (folk/non-folk) that reveal the nature of subsumption through subjectification as well as subjection.
Keywords: folk, tribe, aboriginals vs. homo sapiens