Although there are 12 branches of the Omani Craftsman House (OCH), which is considered by the Public Authority for Crafts Industries (PACI) and its associated enterprises to be the official retailer for marketing Omani traditional crafted products (PACI, 2019), it is not clear if the authority has given priority to considering craftsmanship in Oman as a business. Craft people’s marketing and business skills have long been of great interest in a wide range of art and craft fields. The main aim of this study is to investigate the importance of increasing the ability of Omani craftspeople to market their craft products at local markets.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Sept. 3, 2020
A Discourse Analysis of Selected Newspapers Articles on UNSC Resolution 2334
This paper aims to examine newspapers texts concerning UNSC Resolution 2334 as displayed in The Boston Globe and The Jerusalem Post. Through the analysis the researcher investigates how the lexical and grammatical structure of the news articles are used to portray the events and the participants using Discourse Historical approach (DHA) and transitivity which are considered major approaches of Systemic Functional Grammar. The research concludes that lexical and grammatical construction of newspaper articles is never objective and is always motivated by ideology.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Sept. 16, 2020
Nationalism in Muslim Community in India During the War of 1857: A Brief Outlook on Indian Freedom Movement
Nationalism is a perspective that denotes the common interests of the people dwelled in a geographical area of the globe. Nationalism comes into existence when the people of a geographical area unite themselves emotionally as well as socially and politically in a single cause especially with the aim of gaining and maintaining the nation’s sovereignty over the place where they lived in. nationalism is an idea that prevent the human physiology to live the life of slavery under the foreign authority. It teaches a nation to refrain from accepting any foreign superiority on their people and promote the full power and right to govern the people of a nation without having any interference from the people or authority came from outside. Though the concept of modern nationalism was emerged in India in the early nineteen century but it never denotes that the people of early India were lack of national feelings. Many colonial historians by their historiography tried to prove that the fight fought by Indian Muslim was absence of Nationalism and deliberately exaggerated that the revolution performed by Indian Muslim were the result of Islamic fanaticism but the truth never be hidden as many primary resources regarding the national movement of India were preserved in national achieve of India which denotes that most of the revolution done by Muslim in per-nineteenth century were based on national feelings. Here in this paper I would proceed my work basing on the documents preserved in national archive of India which were more authentic and strong evidence of the contribution of Muslim community to the freedom movement of India based on nationalism.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Sept. 17, 2020
Agrarian Struggle and Gambhira Sah in Champaran, Bihar, 1960s and 1970s
The purpose of this paper is to comprehend agrarian struggle which occurred in Champaran district, after the independence of India. As the Champaran Satyagraha, launched by Gandhi during the colonial period, has been a most celebrated peasant movement which was basically for the causes of reasonably rich tenants, but the problems of those who worked as agricultural labourers and sharecroppers were hardly touched by the peasant leaders during the colonial period. After independence, a new kind of the struggle, whose social base was not the tenants, but the labourers and sharecroppers, emerged in the district in 1960s and 1970s. The paper gives a large space to the most celebrated leader Gambhira Sah for the poor peasants, labourers and sharecroppers of Champaran. He envisaged Garib Raj (rule of the poor). The paper, in the end, illustrates the course of the struggle after the killing of Gambhira Sah.
The furious and grave COVID-19 pandemic may look to be a serious matter as of now but along with it has entered more furious, more grave and most dangerous virus of misinformation which spreads without any control across the globe within no time and impacts the world negatively misleading each one with the differences that creates distrust towards each other and turns each of them more selfish, lonely and inhuman. Like the corona epidemic termed as pandemic; the fastest spread of misinformation, maybe termed as the misfodemic turned most dreary and scary. Unaware of the facts and its cure, the people kept loitering with the false information being surrounded with its spread and reach troubling themselves with nothing, for nothing. The power of social sites, science and technology was much required here to let truth prevail and the fake or the false to perish.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Sept. 25, 2020
Mothering A Child with Mental Disability in Egyptian Culture: Perceptions of Stigma
The purpose of the study was to explore and identify the experiences of mothers raising different mentally disabled child in the Egyptian society. Thirty mothers of children with mental disabilities have been selected and interviewed. They were diagnosed as Down syndrome (10 cases), Fragile-X (10 cases) and 10 with Autism. The interviewing process included two phases; introductory, and in-depth questions about mothers’ personal experiences in raising kids with special needs. The results of the interviews showed that 90% of these mothers were literate, 63% end up divorced and 66% leaved their jobs to take care of their special needs kid. Sadness, guilt, shame and isolation were some of the feelings of mothers who participated in this research, in addition to the overwhelm of being stigmatized by the society. Findings highlighted that provision of adequate education, health care and stigma were the main issues for mothers. The study reported that Egyptians do not have the culture of the psychiatrist. Despite considerable progress in recent years, Egypt is still marked by discriminatory attitudes which affect children with disabilities and their mothers. The study concluded that despite the autistic associations programs to increase public awareness about Autism, yet fragile-X still remains poorly understood for most of the Egyptians. We discovered that mothers of children with Fra X syndrome and autistics were less optimistic than those with Down syndrome mothers. Study suggested strategies to help ease the stigmatization included providing simple information about genetic diseases that non-medical individuals can easily grasp.
REVIEW ARTICLE | Sept. 26, 2020
Analysis of Guterres’ Inaugural Speech from the Perspective of Modality System
Nowadays, the analysis of interpersonal meaning in political discourse has attracted more and more attention from academic circles. As the ninth UN Secretary General to take office in 2017, to a great degree, Guterres is actually a symbol of authority, justice and fair, therefore his words have profound impact on the UN and the world. Therefore, based on the theoretical framework of interpersonal function in Halliday’s systemic-functional grammar, this article focuses on the discussion of Guterres’ inaugural speech from the perspective of modality system. By means of quantitative and qualitative analysis, this article analyzes the high-valued modal operators, the median-valued modal operators and the low-valued modal operators in Guterres’ inaugural speech, hoping to find out Guterres’ speech style and also explains how he realized the interpersonal meaning in his inaugural speech with the help of different values of modal operators. Furthermore, it also can reveal the relationship between the choice of language mode and the meaning to be expressed, so as to better understand the deep meaning in the speech.
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