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Changing Tribal Culture: A Photo-Geographical Explanation

Author(s): Tapas Pal

Journal: Current Research Journal of Social Science
ISSN 2041-3238

Volume: 3;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 483;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Cultural resource | earthen-culture | multi-culturalism | photo-geographical explanation

Tribes are the part of our earthen-culture and are living with the science of nature. Their all socioeconomic and traditional life-styles bear the print of natural environment. Sonajhuri was a purely tribal village of Santhal community in Birbhum district which till-date exists with its partial nature-oriented traditional identity. Khoai is the adjoining landscape (lateritic) to this village and is a matter of attraction to local, regional as well as global tourists. Recently, there are more than 50 families living in this village with more than 250 people in it. It is a matter of worry that our age-old traditional earthen culture becomes gradual losses and this village is not free from that cultural modification. The reason is particularly due to increasing influx of tourists as well as the changing taste of the people in this Santhal-community. Rabindranath Tagore’s Santiniketan, at a distance of only one and a half kilometer, receives huge number of tourists, almost round the year and many of them come to visit in this tribal village. So at advent, the multi-culturalism is being gathered and gradually the episode of the erosion of cultural resource has been accelerated. This study encompasses on the view of changing tribal culture, its related impacts and the revamp measures to conserve the cultural identity of Sonajhuri village through photo-Geographical explanation.
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