ISBN 9788124604151,Forest Tribes of Orissa -  Life style and Social Conditions of Selected Orissan Tribes.
Vol. 3: The Juang

Forest Tribes of Orissa - Life style and Social Conditions of Selected Orissan Tribes. Vol. 3: The Juang

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ISBN 9788124604151
Publisher

D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.

Publication Year 2007
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788124604151

ISBN-10 8124604150
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 392 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Social Sciences

In the management of renewable resources, forests have undeniably a vital role, and today, as never before, their conservation is an urgency. In view of this dire necessity the series Man and Forest tries to highlight the relevance of indigenous knowledge of various South Asian tribal communities in the sustainable management of forestslocal resources- more specially against the growing challenges of economic development vis--vis environmental hazards and a rapidly declining resource base. A scientific inquiry into indigenous knowledge is an effort to discoverrediscover the tribals' traditional modes of production and conservation. For them it is the only source to cope with the problems of modernity affecting their lives and precarious environments. Forest Tribes of Orissa: The Juang is the seventh monograph in the series Man and Forest and, after the publication of an account of the forest world of the Dongaria Kondh in 2002, and the Kuttia Kondh in 2006. Being a tribal community in transition, the authors have tried to document and thus safeguard its local traditional knowledge of conservation, use and management of forests and natural resources. They give an account of how the Juang classify trees and other plants, hills, forests, crops and animals. Their subsistence economy, agricultural system, social organization, religious beliefs and other important socio-cultural aspects of forest life have been extensively treated. The lifestyle of this tribal community is finally reflected on the background of forest policy and the impact it has on their livelihood. The present book is, as most of the volumes in the series, the outcome of nearly ten years' research venture involving an interdisciplinary, intercultural team of sociologists, ethnobotanists, and social anthropologists
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