Social Institutions: Continuity And Change

Social Institutions: Continuity And Change

Question

What evidence would you offer against the view that “tribes are primitive communities living isolated lives untouched by civilisation?

Answer

Evidences Substantiating tribes as primitive communities.

(i) They have not written rules/canons on religion.

(ii) They are neither Hindus nor peasants.

(iii) They have not a state or political form of the normal kind.

(iv) They are engaged in primary activities like fishing, food gathering, hunting, shifting, agriculture etc.

(v) They have no motion of purity and pollution which is central to the caste system.

(vi) They live in inaccessible forests and rugged mountanous regions.

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