Plant-Lore with Reference to Muslim Folksong in Association with Human Perception of Plants in Agricultural and Horticultural Practices

Authors

  • M. M. AHMED United College, Lambung, Chandel, 795127, Manipur (IN)
  • P. K. SINGH Ethnobotany and Plant Physiology Laboratory, Department of Life Sciences, Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal, 795003, Manipur (IN)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha36189

Keywords:

horticulture, human perception, Muslim, plants, conservation, Manipur, agriculture, folksong

Abstract

The Muslims in the Manipur valley are a Manipuri speaking community. The study of folksong texts of Muslims in Manipur is a parameter for exploring native plant resources which certainly help to take conservation steps by examining the way of the human perception of plants. Man-plant interaction in agricultural as well as horticultural practices unfolds human dependence on plants in their various functions leading to a comfortable living. Some plants are used directly by men without any process, while some are selectively avoided. Tapping off heritage of ethnobotanical lore has been practiced by Muslims, conserving Pogostemon purpurascens Dalz in many graveyard for its religious significance. It has been proved that some plants are prevalent in the human language (proverbs, folksong, similies etc.) to make sense of their expression.

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Published

2008-06-30

How to Cite

AHMED, M. M., & SINGH, P. K. (2008). Plant-Lore with Reference to Muslim Folksong in Association with Human Perception of Plants in Agricultural and Horticultural Practices. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 36(1), 42–47. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha36189

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DOI: 10.15835/nbha36189