International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part J (2016)
Evil eye doll (Drishti Bommai) vendors at Tiruchirappalli district
N Sherrin Sophia, K Rajalakshmi
The Evil Eye Doll (Drishti Bommai) vendors at Gandhinagar, Tiruchirappalli district were analyzed to understand their living conditions. The data were collected from forty one respondents (head of the family) through census method. A self prepared interview schedule was used to collect the data from the respondents. It was observed that 68% had debts with an exorbitant interest which was very difficult for them to run their family, 68% were not satisfied with their income, 85% reported that evil eye dolls was no more an attractive object among urban and metropolitan residents, 75% agreed that child marriage was practiced in their community, it was surprising to observe that all female children were not allowed to go to school. Government can provide alternative jobs to support their livelihood. Education and employment alone can improve their quality of life and prevent child marriages in future.
How to cite this article:
N Sherrin Sophia, K Rajalakshmi. Evil eye doll (Drishti Bommai) vendors at Tiruchirappalli district. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(5):666-668.