International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 9, Part A (2015)
Disappearing Material Culture of Tribals in India: The Case of a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group of Southern Odisha
This paper seeks to explore the material culture of the Lanjia Saora, a section of the Saora Tribal community in the Eastern Indian State of Odisha. One of the 13 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) of Odisha, the Lanjia Saora, like most other 75 PVTGs of the Country stand in the cross roads of traditionalism and modernity. Through the present paper which has been formulated on the basis of a comprehensive review of available literature and extensive field study, the author has endeavored at documenting the largely indigenous ornaments, weapons, agricultural implements, household materials and musical instruments that are used by the community. The various exogenous factors affecting the material culture of the community and their wider implications on the disappearance of the traditional tools and implements have also been analyzed.
How to cite this article:
Anil Ota. Disappearing Material Culture of Tribals in India: The Case of a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group of Southern Odisha. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(9): 30-36.