Lokaratna An International e-Journal


A  E-Journal for language, culture, literature and Indigenous knowledge

Folklore Foundation, India

ISSN No. ISSN: 2347-6427  

UGC Journal Number: 47781

Registered under University Grant Commission, India 


Journal  Objective 


Lokaratna is an international e-journal of Folklore Foundation; India collaborated with World Oral Literature Project, Cambridge University. Folklore Foundation has an international repute of bringing out digital journal disseminated in more than 70 universities and institutes around the globe. The purpose of the journal is to explore the rich cultural heritage of Odisha in particular and interdisciplinary search in general, for a wider readership. Any scholar across the globe interested to contribute on any aspect of folklore and allied areas is welcome. This volume represents the articles on culture, folklore, education, and language pedagogy.


Folklore Foundation Office Bearers

President: Sri Sukant Mishra

Managing Trustee and Director: Dr M K Mishra

Trustee: Sri Sapan K Prusty

Trustee: Sri Durga Prasanna Layak


About Lokaratna


Lokaratna is the official journal of the Folklore Foundation, India and it is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary international and UGC approved academic journal in English.

The objectives of the journal are:

  • To invite writers and scholars to contribute their valuable research papers on any aspects of Folklore and allied subjects. 
  • Articles  should be based on the theory and methodology of research with field work. 
  • To publish seminal articles written by senior scholars on Folklore and allied subjects, making them available as the original sources.
  • To present lives of folklorists, outlining their substantial contribution to Folklore 
  • To publish book reviews, field work reports, descriptions of research projects and announcements for seminars and workshops. 
  • To present interviews with eminent scholars from India and abroad. Any new idea that would enrich this research journal is welcome.

We also review newly published books, to get your book reviewed write to:

lokaratnaindia@gmail.com / amahanand991@gmail.com


Advisory Board

Prof.Anvita Abbi, 

Linguist, Ex Professor of Linguistics, JNU,New Delhi Adjascent professor, 

Prof Mark Turin

Department of Anthropology, British Columbia University, Canada

Prof. K. L Verma, Vice Chancellor,  Pundit Rabishankar University, Raipur, Chhattishgarh 

Dr.Molly Koushal, 

Director, Janapada Sampada,Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA)New Delhi

Dr.Nirupama Modwel, 

Director, (Intangible Heritage Division,) INTACH, New Delhi

Prof.Irina Samarina,

 Russian Akademi of Letters, Moscow, Russia 

Prof .Tatyana Fedosova, Altai University, Siberia

Chandrabhanu Pattanayak,

 Senior Academician, Centurion University, Bhubaneswar

Editorial Board

Prof  Chittaranjan Kar,

 Ex   Head, Department of Languages, Literature  and Culture, Pt Ravishankar University, Raipur,Chhattshgarh 

Dr Subhendu Mund, 

Eminent poet and Critic of Indian Literature, Bhubaneswar

Dr Harekrushna Meher, Retired Professor of Sanksrit, Odisha

Ms.Mary Provost, Activist, Indigenous Rights, Canada

Prof. Ranjan K. Panda, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay

Dr Sharmila Chhotray

Department of Sociology, Tripura University,Agartala

Dr.Indranil Acharya, 

Department of English, Vidyasagar University, Midnapur

Dr Amitendu Bhattacharya, Asst. Professor, BITS Pilani (Goa)

Subhasis Nanda, Asst Professor,  EFLU, Hyderabad

Executive Editor: 

Prof. Anand Mahanand

 English and Foreign Language University, Hyderabad

Editor in Chief: 

Dr Mahendra K Mishra

Director, Folklore Foundation, Bhubaneswar , India