Lokaratna 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

Lokaratna E-Journal

Lokaratna Volume – I 2008

Lokaratna Volume – II 2009

Lokaratna Volume – III 2010

Lokaratna Volume – IV 2011

Lokaratna Volume – V & VI


Lokaratna Volume – VII 2014

Lokaratna Volume – VIII 2015

Lokaratna Volume – IX 2016

Lokaratna Volume – X 2017

Lokaratna Volume – XI-1|2018

Lokaratna Volume – XI-2|2018

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,

Dr.Molly Koushal,
Director, Janapada Sampada,Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA)New

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