Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2016)
Prospective study of folk literature: Cultural identity
Author(s): K annapurany
Abstract: Cultural identity is characterized by many dimensions and being investigated in several studies of culture and many social theories. Folk Literature is a prime scientific area through which a child develops his identity and physiognomy, as it points out the diverse nature of things during the pedagogical process. Educators effectively guide children to find real truth and knowledge and, at the same time, realize their true essence through tradition. Therefore, tradition, which involves the cultural heritage of centuries, has the power to consciously or unconsciously penetrate into the soul of a child, which shapes his identity at an immature stage of development. Our intervention focuses on folk tales, myths and proverbs. Folk literature is not a static phenomenon but transforms through the social environments by the people of every era and the institutions it assimilates. It transfers therefore the historical experience and the common heritage of values and symbols, as there is a vibrant process which engages its creators and relates to specific historic realities and expresses and regulates social relations.