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Title: Conservation ethos in the tribal folklore
Authors: Gupta, Vishal
Keywords: Arunachal Pradesh
Jhum cultivation
Sacred forests
Conservation ethos
Monpas
Sherdukpens
Khamptis
Singhphoos
Membas
Khambas
Nishis
Tagins
Apatanis
Issue Date: Apr-2007
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.⁸: A61K36/00, A61P25/00
Abstract: The richly forested Northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh is home to 25 major tribes, which belong to the Indo-Mongoloid group and practise Buddhism, Vaishnavism or elementary form of animism based on magico-religious beliefs. They practice Jhum (slash-and-burn agriculture), depend on forests for supplementing their daily needs and are now taking to the newer modes of land use and settled agriculture. They have evolved their culture & tradition, myths & folktales in close association with the nature and have an intricate understanding of the complexities of the ecological processes. Based on the field experiences with the communities, it is described the way these tribal communities perceive nature & their surroundings, their socio-religious beliefs & sanctions regarding forests & land, and the myths & folktales governing their resource use. It goes on to elucidate their sacred beliefs, and how the concept of environmental conservation is embedded in their customs and ethos. An attempt has also been made to understand the changes taking place in these closed societies, primarily due to exogenous contacts, which has damaged the traditional fabric of the society.
Page(s): 337-341
ISSN: 0972-5938
Source:IJTK Vol.06(2) [April 2007]

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