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Sparkling International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Studies

(A Quarterly Peer Reviewed/Refereed Multidisciplinary Journal)

Volume 4 Issue 4 October - December 2021

REVIVING LAKSHADWEEP DIALECT THROUGH FILMS: PROSPECTS AND IMPACTS OF SINJAR

Muhsina, N.

Research Assistant, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

Abstract


The death of various dialects and languages occurs on a rapid yet slow pace due to so many reasons ranging from natural disasters, genocides, cultural assimilations to present day globalization. Saving languages demand our time, effort and energy and revitalizing process is a Herculean task also. Jasari, one of the dialects of Malayalam used by the natives of Lakshadweep, has been on the verge of extinction and the making of the film Sinjar aimed at rejuvenating this spoken variety. The article tries to analyse the prospects, challenges and impacts of this film venture in translating the language and culture to the silver screen.

Keywords


jasari, revival of dialect, lakshadweep, sinjar, autoethnography, translation.

FINANCIAL LITERACY AND STOCK MARKET PARTICIPATION IN INDIA

Muniza Ahmad

Research Scholar, Department of Business Administration, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Abstract


The study aims to examine the relationship between financial literacy and the stock market participation in India. The participation in the Stock market includes investment in Stocks as well as Mutual Funds. The study is based on a survey of 408 Indian households. Financial Literacy is measured using objective measures of basic and advanced financial knowledge. Logistic regression was conducted to measure the relationships. The results show that there is a significant and positive influence of financial literacy. Moreover, the socio-demographic variables such as Investment experience, gender, marital status and income exhibit strong relationship with stock market participation. The study has implications for investors, financial services sector, government and policy makers in understanding the reason behind low stock market participation and devising strategies for boosting financial literacy.

Keywords


financial literacy, stock market participation, india, stockholdings, investment, stocks, mutual funds.

A STUDY ON CUSTOMER SATISFACTION TOWARDS GOLD LOANS OFFERED BY NBFCs WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MANAPPURAM FINANCE LIMITED IN KANNIYAKUMARI DISTRICT

Thadeus Dani, S., T.

Reg. No. 20213211011002, Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Commerce, St. Jerome’s College, Anandhanadarkudy, Kanyakumari District, Affiliated by Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli – 627 012, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract


Manappuram Finance Ltd. is one of India’s leading gold loan NBFCs which was founded in the year 1949 in the coastal village of Valapad (Thrissur District). The firm was involved in pawn broking and money lending carried out on a modest scale. The NBFC has 4637 branches across 28 states/UTs with assets under management (AUM) of Rs. 272.24 billion and a workforce of more than 30,000. Gold loans were for long sold as a “one-size-fits-all” product. The company was a pioneer in introducing variety to it, for instance, by offering progressively higher loan amounts at higher price points. It was also the first to come up with “one-day interest” where borrowers have the option to settle a gold loan at their earliest convenience, even within a day, at a time when the norm was to recover a minimum interest of seven days, or even a month. Gold loans are secured loans where the customer pledges the gold ornaments they hold as a collateral deposit against the money they are going to receive. They are usually taken for short term financial obligations. The main objective of this paper is to analyze the customer satisfaction towards gold loans offered by the Manappuram finance limited in Kanniyakumari district.

Keywords


NBFCs, manappuram finance, gold loans and customer satisfaction.

BREAKING TRADITION: AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF NADIA HASHIMI’S THE PEARL THAT BROKE ITS SHELL

Ashmi

Research scholar, Department of English, Bharathi Women’s College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract


In this article, an attempt has been made to know about the plight of Afghan women and how they try to come out from the clutches of male dominated society, but failed in attaining it. This paper will take Nadia Hashimi’s The Pearl that Broke its Shell and unveil the trauma, struggle, and buoyancy of women through her novel. Attaining equal rights between the sexes – man and woman, has become a global phenomenon. Women across the world are chained under the patriarchal society and are still treated as the “weaker sex”. They struggle to accomplish their target of achieving women’s rights, respect and proper recognition.  This is because women’s identity has been exploited and abused, which made them initiate and involve in a movement calling for women’s liberation. The life of women in Afghanistan is filled with battles, restrictions, and social discrimination. Their struggles are comparatively different from struggles endured by women in other parts of the world. They are compelled to accept everything in the name of religion and they are even denied from receiving the fundamental rights from their society. This is because Afghan society has been controlled by men. She is the object in the hands of men and therefore she cannot visualize her identity without the help of a man. Due to this, women had to battle each day for their very existence. Islamic Government imposed brutal laws against women and they are restricted even to laugh or talk loudly. Even though women in the twenty first century started celebrating their freedom and empowerment, women in afghan society are still fighting to attain their basic freedom, name, education. They were neither treated as humans nor as living beings. This agony brought Afghan women to join together to fight for their liberation.

Keywords


liberation, afghan women, empowerment, patriarchy.

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