Women’s Sexuality through Ratauli Songs in Hindu Society

Bishnu Prasad Dahal


The aim of this research is to identify the voices of women, about their sub- ordination, oppression that has been practiced in Nepalese society and culture through the analysis of lyrics of Ratauli songs. The contradictions between the myths about gender and real experienced (by suffered in realist manner) is also over looked and tried to analyze the situation experience by Women and non-women in Nepali society. To understand the socio-cultural feeling, emotion, aspiration, lyrics of music may be the probable means to analyze what message is provided, what is understood by the people. How message can help to unite the people and what is the role performed by these lyrics of music in society and culture in physical as well as socio-cultural sphere in society and culture.

General objectives of this research are to identify the nature, types and dimension of Ratauli songs. Specifically, the formation of Ratauli songs, their contents with various dimensions, culture, social context and time relative are also researched here. The conducted research explored more about different aspects of Ratauli songs their contexts and its formation in different time periods as well as carried contents and their messages. This research found comparisons between the context and content of Ratauli songs in different time.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jad.v7i1.18071


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