Kehoe, Sarah H. But the best part about these people is that they never overexploit the forest and are very precise about the time that a particular plant or shrub should be picked, dug up or cut. Downs, Shauna and 2019. and Takahashi, Taro Ghosh‐Jerath, Suparna In India, one could find 68 million people belonging to 227 ethnic groups, comprising 573 tribal communities, who have made the jungles their home. and However, many of these ethnic people also dependent of farming. Call it the best or the worst, they don’t want to leave their tradition at all and have stuck to their tradition and culture for ages. 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Like us they also change food items as per season. Aderonke Otunola, Gloria However, if one were asked to count the food items, one may sum up a maximum of ten, including wheat, rice and a few vegetables and fruits. It may be news for many that India is a mega-diversity region with over 51,000 plant species existing, but with hardly a handful being cultivated. Never heard these names earlier,” said one while another girl in the group said, “Had we known it earlier, we would have eaten something from McDonalds or KFC.” A man, who was quietly listening to these girls, couldn’t resist himself and explained to the students, “These are tribal food, eaten by the tribal people of India. 2018. Unlike urban folk, these creeds are totally dependent on the forest all their lives. Kapoor, Ridhima Ghosh-Jerath, Suparna 2018. Magsumbol, Melina S. Usage data cannot currently be displayed. None other than all of us are responsible, directly or indirectly, for this decline of traditional food. Mizo is a generic term to indicate several major and minor tribal communities of the state. Stabile, Bonnie The reference period for the FFQ was 1 month. The Santhal tribes are still found in few regions of eastern India they are West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand. Consequently, they have developed a unique bond with flora and fauna. * Views captured on Cambridge Core between . Okada, Kensuke Belonging to pre Aryan period, these tribes of India are found in regions of West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Jharkhand. Komwa, Maction The Santals trade extensively with neighboring Hindu peoples for the bulk of their everyday goods except for food stuffs and a few forest products. It only goes to show, the more we have urbanised, chances are the less we know about our food and the rich food culture that prevails in our country. Singh, Archna Fall, Caroline H. D. Goldberg, Gail Costumes of Santhal (Santal) tribe in India. They comprise ethnic heritage of the habitants. As already mentioned, there is no dearth of plant species in India. Fanzo, Jessica 2019. Among them, the tribal women gather forest products for food, drink, fodder, medicine and house-building, as well as for agricultural or other domestic purposes. Sahariah, Sirazul A. 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