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Title: Traditional products and practices of indigenous people inhabiting Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu
Authors: Rathakrishnan, T
Anandaraja, N
Ramasubramanian, M
Kalai Selvan, S
Keywords: Ramanathapuram;Palm leaf;Traditional basket making;Traditional mat weaving;Traditional boats;Catamaran;Kattumaram;Traditional fishing net;Karaivali;Mootam;Charcoal making process
Issue Date: Jan-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. Cl.⁸: B27, G10D
Abstract: Traditional knowledge plays a crucial role in establishing sustainable relationship between man and nature in the society more dependent on natural environment for their varied needs. A study was undertaken to document the indigenous products and practices related to non-farming livelihood activities of Ramanathapuram district. The data was collected with the help of focused group discussion and practitioner participatory approach. In the paper, indigenous materials with respect to non-farming livelihood activities of the people of Ramanathapuram district such as palm leaf products, traditional fishing devices and charcoal making process (Mootam) are discussed.
Page(s): 23-26
ISSN: 0972-5938
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.07(1) [January 2008]

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