Accepted paper:

Traditional and indigenous medicinal knowledge and practice among the Hakki-Pikki tribes in Karnataka

Authors:

Chikkonahally Muniyappa Lakshmana (Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC))

Paper short abstract:

The main objective of the paper is to understand the traditional medicinal knowledge and practice among Hakkipikki tribal community in Karnataka under the modernization world.

Paper long abstract:

The department of Health and Family Welfare in India has been provided the health care service facilities to every citizen. Indeed, under the globalization era there is a major change in health care services not only in urban areas but also in rural area. However, some population like tribal community still believe and practice of medicinal methods of their own to cure the health problems. In India, the Hakkipikki tribes are basically semi nomadic have four clan divisions namely the Gujaratia, Kaliwala, Mewars and Panwara. The origin of these Hakkipikki tribal communities also has got a rich history behind it. However, the main objective of the paper was to understand the traditional medicinal knowledge and practice among Hakkipikki tribal community in Karnataka under the modernization world. In order to investigate the task a case studies was conducted in Subbarayana Palya village in Bangalore. Around 200 families were interviewed for this purpose and based on the information provided by the respondents the discussion and conclusion was drawn for the study.The main objective of the paper is to understand the traditional medicinal knowledge and practice among Hakki-Pikki tribal community in Karnataka under the modernization world.

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