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Volume 7 Issue 6
June-2020
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2006012

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80-83

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A STUDY ON FOOD TABOOS THAT PREVAILS AMONG THE TRIBAL WOMEN WITHIN AIZAWL DISTRICT, MIZORAM, INDIA.

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2349-5162

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"A STUDY ON FOOD TABOOS THAT PREVAILS AMONG THE TRIBAL WOMEN WITHIN AIZAWL DISTRICT, MIZORAM, INDIA.", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 6, page no.80-83, June-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2006012.pdf

Abstract

Study on Food taboos is very crucial in providing correct information to individual attitude towards certain food. The common beliefs, traditional customs, myths, practices related to health and disease in turn influence the health seeking behavior of autochthonous people (Balgir, 2004). Throughout Mizoram, different plants are utilized for local medical practices. The research focus on women as they are a key component in food management of tribal family. In the study, a random sampling method was adopted to select 200 women in the age group of 25 to 55 years (100 women from urban and 100 women from rural) in Aizawl district, Mizoram. Questionnaire pertaining to assess food taboos was design. From the study, it was observe that more than one third of the respondents believed in the taboos related to consumption of certain non-vegetarian food, juices, green leafy vegetables and certain other vegetables. Majority of the respondents agree that ground crab and banana flower is good for jaundice (63%) and Sarzuk(silverberry) leaves are good for relieving pain during menstrual period (78%). Factors such as Place of stay(p=0.000), occupation (p=0.000), income (p=0.000) and marital status (p=0.036) show a significant influence on the food taboos.

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Taboos, Women, Food, Vegetables, Rural, Urban, Tribal

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"A STUDY ON FOOD TABOOS THAT PREVAILS AMONG THE TRIBAL WOMEN WITHIN AIZAWL DISTRICT, MIZORAM, INDIA.", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 6, page no. pp80-83, June-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2006012.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2006012
Registration ID: 233851
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 6 | Year June-2020
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Page No: 80-83
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"A STUDY ON FOOD TABOOS THAT PREVAILS AMONG THE TRIBAL WOMEN WITHIN AIZAWL DISTRICT, MIZORAM, INDIA.", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 6, page no. pp80-83, June-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2006012.pdf




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