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Investigating the transformative potential of Bihari literature in addressing social issues and propelling societal change in Bihar


Priya Kumari, Dr. Syed Raza Haider


Bihari literature, with its rich cultural heritage and diverse narratives, has played a pivotal yet often overlooked role in addressing pressing social issues and catalysing social reform. This research endeavours to explore the multifaceted dimensions of Bihari literature as a catalyst for social change. By delving into the works of renowned Bihari writers, poets, and playwrights, this study seeks to analyse how literature originating from the region has served as a powerful medium for reflecting societal challenges and advocating progressive transformation. Through a comprehensive analysis of select literary works, this research aims to highlight the nuanced ways in which Bihari literature has addressed issues such as caste discrimination, gender inequality, poverty, and political corruption. Furthermore, this study investigates the mechanisms through which Bihari literature has inspired activism, fostered empathy, and ignited dialogue within communities. By examining the socio-cultural contexts within which these literary works were produced, this research elucidates the impact of Bihari literature on shaping public opinion and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Moreover, the study explores the evolution of themes and narratives within Bihari literature, tracing its trajectory from traditional folklore and oral traditions to contemporary forms of expression. This research employs a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on literary analysis, social theory, and cultural studies, to comprehensively examine the role of Bihari literature in advocating for social reform. By shedding light on the transformative potential of literature, this study contributes to a deeper understanding of the intersection between art, society, and change. Ultimately, this article found that the richness of Bihari literary traditions as well as underscores the importance of literature as a catalyst for addressing social issues and paving the way for a more just and equitable society.


Bihari literature, Social Issues, Advocacy, Change, Social Reform


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Investigating the transformative potential of Bihari literature in addressing social issues and propelling societal change in Bihar. Priya Kumari, Dr. Syed Raza Haider. 2023. IJIRCT, Volume 9, Issue 6. Pages 1-12.

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