Indian Journal of Multilingual Research and Development https://journals.asianresassoc.org/index.php/ijmrd <p>The <strong>“Indian Journal of Multilingual Research and Development”</strong> <strong>(E ISSN 2582-9025)</strong> is a cross-disciplinary, peer reviewed quarterly journal for researchers from various scholarly and geographical backgrounds. Currently, the journal invites articles in the domain of all twenty-three languages along with the English title, abstract and references. Moreover, research in literature, culture, religion, translation, ethnicity and nationalism, sign language, science, technology and software development related to these languages were also encouraged in English and the languages mentioned above. But, general language, literature and linguistics articles written in English will not be considered for publication. Moreover, apart from the above-mentioned languages articles from other Indian Languages and endangered languages are also welcome.</p> Asian Research Association en-US Indian Journal of Multilingual Research and Development 2582-9025 Role of South Indian Pongal Festival in Developing Environmental Sustainability https://journals.asianresassoc.org/index.php/ijmrd/article/view/1723 <p>The Pongal festival in South India celebrated mostly in Tamil-speaking regions, is more than just a harvest celebration; it serves as a microcosm of traditional sustainable living practices. This essay examines how Pongal encourages eco-friendly habits and develops a peaceful relationship between humans and nature. Pongal is a traditional harvest festival observed throughout South India. Pongal festivities, which last four days and mark the start of the auspicious Tamil month Thai, celebrate agricultural wealth and prosperity. Pongal's ancient customs and ceremonies encourage environmental protection, wise resource use, and sustainable living. Recent efforts have been undertaken to green Pongal festivities with eco-innovations that combine tradition and sustainability. However, the vast magnitude of the festivities produces a lot of garbage and pollution. Pongal must be developed as a truly eco-friendly celebration through community-led efforts, government assistance, and public awareness campaigns. Pongal is traditionally prepared to utilise clay pots, sugarcane debris, and banana leaves, demonstrating an indigenous understanding of recycling and reuse ensuring using renewable resources and biodegradable products. Worshipping animals as part of Mattu Pongal emphasises the importance of ethical animal husbandry, whereas the ritual burning of useless goods on Bhogi Pongal represents simplicity via mindful decluttering also ensuring the production of palm tress and korai green leading to prevention of soil erosion. The feeding of kolams (Raw rice powder) and seasonal fruits to birds and insects exemplifies the symbiotic interaction that exists between nature and agriculture. Reviving such methods can raise environmental awareness by reminding people of Pongal's sustainable ethos. Pongal is the ideal cultural framework for rediscovering the underlying sustainability principles in tradition. Pongal festivities may be reoriented towards environmental consciousness by combining old eco-wisdom with modern inventions. Community-led initiatives supported by administration and infrastructure can improve resource utilisation and waste management. Promoting local goods, green décor, and eco-friendly habits through public awareness campaigns encourages people to celebrate sustainability while having fun. Pongal's rich cultural roots can help South India's agricultural and natural heritage thrive in an environmentally responsible future.</p> Monika M Divyavarshini V Suganthan C Copyright (c) 2024 Monika M; Divyavarshini V; Suganthan C https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-01-24 2024-01-24 1 10 10.54392/ijmrd2411 Challenges and Solutions for the political representation of Muslim Women in Sri Lanka : A research based on Oluvil region https://journals.asianresassoc.org/index.php/ijmrd/article/view/2000 <p>Political participation of all citizens who have franchise is essential in a democratic country. Hence, participation of both genders, men and women, should be ensured in political arena. To ensure the equal participation of both genders, women’s participation is thus emphasized. according to the population ratio in Sri Lanka, women are dominant in number than men. However, political representation of women is recorded very low in electoral politics in the country. There is a crucial identification that the representation of Muslim women in political participation is considerably poor in many ways. Nonetheless, in post-independent politics in Sri Lanka, there were few Muslim women entered into public politics. Nowadays, it has gone drastically decreased in current politics in the country. In that way, it is notable that representation of women in Parliament, provincial council and other local government bodies are found very low than other ethnic women. this study has been done to identify the reasons for the lowest representation of Muslim women in politics, specifically based on Oluvil area. This area consists of seven GN divisions. And this study was conducted with the objective to find out challenges and solutions for the challenges in the political representation of women who have been inhabiting in the area.&nbsp; The study identified the following reasons that hinder the women’s participation in politics, unwillingness to take part in public politics, anxiety in engaging politics in public sphere, physical insecurity, perception that public politics is suitable for powerful people like men, domestic burdens, lack of family support and rigid traditional and religious customs. In recognizing the challenges, this study proposed certain ways of managing these difficulties in order to promote political participation and representation of Muslim women in the area.</p> Mohamed Mufas T Sivanayagam C Copyright (c) 2024 Mohamed Mufas T, Sivanayagam C https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-03-25 2024-03-25 11 19 10.54392/ijmrd2412 Humanitarian Thoughts in K.P. Rajagopalan's Short Stories https://journals.asianresassoc.org/index.php/ijmrd/article/view/2048 <p>Verbal literature is the first literature of the primitive. KP Rajagopalan's short story, novel, poetry, subtitle, ornamental drama, review, biography, translation, part of KPR's short stories in Tamil literature. In many short stories, KN Subramaniam has praised the excellence of his short stories that he has touched many peaks that he has not touched before. He believed that writing and writing about the real things of life was a short story. Based on that belief, he created a few short stories. Rajagopalan's short story.</p> Amutha D Sivasankar V Copyright (c) 2024 Amutha D, Sivasankar V https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-03-28 2024-03-28 20 27 10.54392/ijmrd2413 Language style in the short stories of Kuthoosi Gurusamy https://journals.asianresassoc.org/index.php/ijmrd/article/view/2066 <p>Literature is a book that uses language to make the emotions in one's heart to be felt in others. Literature is the way in which he thinks about his experience through imagination and makes it beautiful so that it arises in the hearts of others either through acting or prose. Style is the lifeblood of literature. This article examines how Pasungli Prantatu is featured in the collection of short stories by Kuthoosi Gurusamy, a Dravidian movement thinker.</p> Sathishkumar A Copyright (c) 2024 Sathishkumar A https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-03-28 2024-03-28 28 32 10.54392/ijmrd2414