Transfiguring Boro orality to textuality: A study of Boro folk narratives in Pre-Independence period
Dipul Baro, Bhupen Narzaree
The history of Boro literature depicts that the rich original Boro folk narratives were confined only in oral form till the last decades of 19th century taking gradual path to eliminate permanently from the society due to ignorance from the side of native speakers towards transfiguring their rich oral folk narratives into text for everlasting preservation. This juncture happened in Boro society, most probably, due to darkness of illiteracy in the society to write and preserve their rich traditional oral folk narratives during that period. In the present paper an attempt has been made to study how and when rich oral Boro folk narratives got the privilege to be transfigured in the text for their everlasting preservation and to discuss how those textualised folk narratives motivated proper Boro written literature to be emerged in pre-independence period.