International Journal of Advanced Research and Development

International Journal of Advanced Research and Development


International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)

Cultural and dietary habits of Siddi tribals of north Karnataka


Renuka Meti

Tribals are vivid in their life style and are different from common population in any country. Hence, an investigation was carried out on food habits and nutritional status of Siddis a popular tribe of Karnataka. Interview schedule was used to collect the data from siddi tribes. The salient findings reveals that poverty seems to be rampant in Siddi community, hence every member of the family tries to engage themselves in income generating activities such as collecting fuel wood apart from being agricultural labourers. Siddis are culturally united specially with respect to living conditions, performing festivals, rituals and other religious ceremonies. The Siddis celebrate almost all the festivals of Karnataka region. They eat generally available flesh of animals such as goat, sheep, chicken, egg, fish and rabbit. Fleshy food enjoys the highest social value and hence, forms an important and integral item during festivals, rituals such as funerals, agricultural operations and religious ceremonies. Restriction of cold foods and other spicy foods during lactation period was also seen in the tribes. Generally, no foods were restricted to old people. No special attention is paid by Siddi during pregnancy with respect to food except increasing the intake of foods which they usually consume.
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Renuka Meti. Cultural and dietary habits of Siddi tribals of north Karnataka. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 877-881
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