Vol. 1, Issue 10 (2016)
Explanatory analysis of life style of Narikurava community in Pudukkottai district
Author(s): Muhammed Atheeque PP, Rajathurai Nishanthi
Abstract: The Narikuravar is an indigenous community from India state of Tamil Nadu. They have a distinct culture that has been passed from generation to generation. The main occupation of the people was hunting birds and animals. But as they were prohibited entry into the forests to pursue this livelihood, they were forced to take up other alternatives such as selling beaded ornaments. Present study attempts to understand the Life style of Narikkuravas. Objective of this study is to study the socio economics condition of Narikuravas, to find out the food system of Narikuravas and to explore the forms of Health system of Narikuravas. Explanatory and Descriptive research design has been opted for the present study. The study has undertaken in selected area of Keerannur of Pudukkottai district involving sixty three respondents. The major issues which confront Narikuravas are poverty, illiteracy, diseases and discrimination. Special attention needs to be given to the Narikurava community’s women and children. Government should have a long-term plan for improvement of the Socio-economic status of the Narikurava community.