CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND SUSTAINABILITY: TRADITIONAL FISHERFOLK OF KERALA By Josna George C.

Abstract This paper seeks to understand intricacies of traditional fisherfolk. Kerala’s fishing communities shared the ocean’s resources and maintained close social and economic ties despite cultural and religious differences.  It is not possible to identify the sector with anyone of the community in Kerala. Fisherfolk provide not only a source of food and work but also a community cultural identity too. Sustainable development maintains that environmental, economic and social issues are interconnected among fisherfolk. Keywords: Cultural diversity, Fisherfolk, Sustainability.

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THE BENGALI MUSLIMS OF MURSHIDABAD DISTRICT- AN ATTITUDINAL PERCEPTION TOWARDS SECULAR STATE AND POLITICS  By Krishna Roy

Abstract The partition of the country was the tragic culmination of the communal politics of the pre-independent days. In post partition era the Bengali Muslim community of Murshidabad district has tried their best to integrate with the gigantic process of democratic secular federal nation building in the continental polity of India. The Muslim community have been struggling hard to adjust themselves with multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious, multi-cultural plural society and tried to emancipate themselves from religious obscurantism and socio-economic inequalities. The important place held by religion in Indian society and its…

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