RELEVANCE OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEM OF THE TRIBES OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH IN CORONA PANDEMIC – AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROACHJournal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH -GRANTHAALAYAH (Vol.8, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2020-05-30
Authors : Kundan Ghosh;
Page : 241-245
Keywords : Indigenous Knowledge System; Pandemic; Self- Resilience; Quarantine;
People across various societies in India including tribal societies are faces crisis created by Covid-19 and try to find out how they can encounter it. The present study was undertaken to explore the association of Indigenous Knowledge System with quarantine and lockdown process emerged due to Covid- 19. For this present study, three tribes were selected from Tani tribal groups (Galo, Adi and Nyishi) of Arunachal Pradesh, who performed customary quarantine rituals. This study is based on secondary sources of data. It is noticed that their ritualistic quarantine beside small scale society, bonding and solidarity play a crucial role to fight with Corona. These tribal groups their revived traditional ritual practices and adopted self - resilience strategies to cope up with Corona pandemic.
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