Accepted paper:

Indigenous knowledge and oral tradition among the Soliga - an Indigenous community

Authors:

Kantaraju Kalegowda (Karuna Trust)

Paper short abstract:

In this paper I am trying to highlight about the Indigenous knowledge and oral tradition among the Soliga - an Indigenous community.

Paper long abstract:

The Soliga, also spelled Sholaga is an indigenous community in India that inhabits the Biligirirangana hill and associated hill ranges in Southern Karnataka, mostly in Chamarajanagar District and Erode district of Tamil Nadu. Most of them are concentrated in and around the B.R .Hills in Yelandur and Kollegal Taluks of Chamarajanagar district, Karnataka. Indigenous knowledge is the local knowledge that is unique to a culture or society. Other names for it include: 'local knowledge', 'folk knowledge', 'people's knowledge', 'traditional wisdom' or 'traditional science'. Indigenous people have a broad knowledge of how to live sustainably. However, formal education systems have disrupted the practical everyday life aspects of indigenous knowledge and ways of learning, replacing them with abstract knowledge and academic ways of learning.Oral tradition and its survival among the indigenous community.

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