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Indigenous culture at the cross roads in the Indian subcontinent 
Karma Oraon (Ranchi University, India)
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Survival and Extinction
Roscoe 1.008
Tuesday 6 August, 9:00-10:00, 11:00-12:00, 14:00-15:00 (UTC+0)

Short Abstract:

Culture,Indigenous, Inhabited, Communities, Encounter,Extinction, Dominant, Determinant, Stagnation,Disastrous, Tradition,

Long Abstract

Culture of the Indigenous & Tribal people have been facing an acute Situation rather they have to face extinction in India Sub- continent. The major cultural traditions have the direct & forced implication on the issue of Survival of Indigenous Culture. The Situation seems to be alarming as the indigenous people in their community life have been loosing ground to retain their age old cultural traditional life which they have had from ancestor.

Indigenous people inhabited in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan & elsewhere in Indian subcontinent have largely accepted the Christianity, Islam & Hinduism.

The self determination of the indigenous communities on the line of safe guarding their social & cultural determinants is no doubt a reality but the encounters of the major cultural groups mentioned above have been spear heading their campaign to have domain in the indigenous inhabited region. Recently in KANDHMAL area of Orissa province in India, Christianity and Hinduism had a major Scuffle in which thousands of people of each group had to leave their home for years together. The indigenous communities living in Pakistan and Afghanistan boarder have also been resorting their protests against the impact of other major cultural groups. Conversion & reconversion from Indigenous to other and from other to indigenous cultural groups have become the day to day affairs in Indian subcontinent. Some of the indigenous cultures of India have already lost their identity and they have been absorbed in different dominant religious and cultural groups.

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