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Research Paper | History | India | Volume 9 Issue 12, December 2020
Existence of Tribal Communities Before and After the COVID-19 Pandemic; A Historical Outlook
Abstract: Tribes in India are as old as the oldest Indian civilization, in fact they are the oldest existing race of human being. Apparently they are also the carrier of age old traditions and customs. They are the sole preservers of the age old customs and traditions. Paradoxically looking at the existence of the tribal communities across India, these communities could be seen in a different world of their own and being living almost far off from the main stream they receive some particular advantages also, which the mainstream Indian society can never enjoy. Some of the tribal communities are so much alienated from the mainstream Indian society, and few even maintain their age old customs of animism and savagery. However, being separated from the mainstream Indian society, they have developed their own set of organisation and working patterns. In the present day circumstances, these communities are coming more closer to the mainstream society, and being involved with such a society, their mode of existence changed radically. These communities' dynamic growth can be seen in the present day activities of the tribal communities in India. And what seems to be impacting their mode of existence in the present day situation, is the impact of Covid-19. The introduction of Covid-19 Pandemic in India, has shifted their ways of living in a radical manner.
Keywords: race and tradition, mode of living, difficulty in existence, suffering, advancement, advantages and disadvantages, pandemic
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 12, December 2020,
Pages: 1625 - 1629