Folk Literature and their Literator of Madhya Pradesh

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Mppsc prelims unit 1 Topic 5 notes

(This topic is very important for both i.e. prelims and mains of mppsc moreover Mppsc has asked questions from this topic in mains  2018 6 marks GS paper 1 History)

Folk literature:- It is the literature which is  generally not grammatically sound or correct but it is very much popular among common man and it is generally used in  local regional festivals, events,ceremonies or seasons etc.

Features – 1.The effects of literary words and literature rules are less.

  1. Primaryly used in Or spoken in villages or towns of a specific region.
  2. The pronunciation and use , is easy to understand by the person of of such region.

Prominent folk poets of Madhya Pradesh


Birth – 1208

* He was in the court of ruler of Kalinjer – Parmadidev Chandel.

Creation :- Aalha Khand or Parimal raso.

Language – Bundelkhandi

It is world’s largest folk literature, which is based on Veer raas.

The Aalha Khand describes about the great gladiators of Mahoba Alha and Udal.(52 wars of Aalha and Udal)

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Birth –  Jhansi – 1898

Creations — Isuri ki faag, Isuri prakash ,Isuri satsai

— His  creations work mainly based on shringar ras.

Language :- Bundelkhandi

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Ghagh Dubey

# He is  known as Krishi pandit or practical man.

– He has written taglines (Muktak) for agriculture.

-Pandit Ram Naresh Tripathi e has collected the creations of Ghag.

Singa ji 

Birth – 1576

He was a poet and Saint of nirgun bhakti Dhara.

– His tomb is in pipaliya village Khargone.

Language – Nimari.

Important note – MPPSC aspirants don’t have to by heart the the year of  birth and death of Literators, however they should be aware about the location of birth specially districts and their creations mainly.

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