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Changing Patterns of Families through the Intervention of Non-Governmental Organizations: A study among the Soliga Tribes of Biligiri Rangana Hills

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In this paper researcher tried to study the changing patterns of Soligas in particular their families, through the role of NGO’s, Sanskritization, Westernization etc. the Soligas are a Scheduled Tribe community of Chamarajanagar distinct in Karnataka. This study concerned with objectives: to study the social structure of the Soliga tribe, to understand the attitude of the respondents towards their own family life , to study the Economic status of the Soligas and to study the role of Ngo’s in changing process of Soligas. In this study found that nuclear families succeed among the Soligas. The Soliga maintain good relationships, especially those living in the remote areas. The Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra, at the Biligiri Rangana Hills, under the leadership of Dr, H. Sudharshan, is doing great service to the Soliga tribals, in the matter of Health, Education and other welfare aspects. They also avail of benefits of schemes such as the ITDP and IRDP. The Soligas have knowledge of medicinal herbs and roots to cure certain diseases and use them. They also avail of modern medical facilities. They favour family planning. Maximum number of respondents adopts new cultural norms and less number of respondents still practicing their traditional systems. Process of Sanskritization, westernization and modernization is found among the Soligas.

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Tribes, NGOs’, Soliga Tribes, Sanskritization, Westernization, ITDP, IRDP

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"Changing Patterns of Families through the Intervention of Non-Governmental Organizations: A study among the Soliga Tribes of Biligiri Rangana Hills", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research ( | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 2, page no. pp277-279, February-2018, Available at : &

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Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 2 | Year February-2018
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Page No: 277-279
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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