The Department of Bhojpuri, Folklore &Oral Traditions was set up in 1982 in accordance with the national policy of the Government of Mauritius to preserve, promote, research and disseminate the diverse cultures which form part of the Mauritian society.
The overall goal of the Department of Bhojpuri, Folklore & Oral Traditions is the collection, preservation, dissemination and study of the oral traditions and folklore of Mauritius with special emphasis on Bhojpuri as a language and vehicle of traditions. The Folk Museum of Indian Immigration of MGI is under the responsibility of the Department of Bhojpuri, Folklore & Oral Traditions.
Courses offered by the Department of Bhojpuri, Folklore and Oral Tradition:
General Education Module (GEM)
- Introduction to Bhojpuri Language and Culture (BHLC 1100 (1))
- BHS 1100(3) Bhojpuri Studies (a core module in the BA (Hons) Mauritius Sudies Programme)
- Introductory Course in Bhojpuri