Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 7th Standard
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Explain the following concept. Oral sources - History and Civics

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Explain the following concept.

Oral sources

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  1. The various forms of literature like owis, folk songs, folk tales, legends, etc. which are traditionally passed on from one generation to the other by the word of mouth are called as oral sources of history.
  2. Oral sources reveal various aspects of people’s lives.
  3. They help us understand various historical events, the policies, and administrations of various rulers, and the diplomatic relations between them.
  4. They also throw light on the religious co-ordination, financial transactions, economic conditions, and technological advancements of that period.
  5. Some of the examples of oral sources are Myths, Folk songs, Gatha, Shlokas, Abhangas, Powadas, Proverbs, and Legends.
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Balbharati History and Civics 7th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 1.01 Sources of History
Exercise | Q 4.3 | Page 4
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