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Impact of liquor in tribal community- Boko, Assam

Author Affiliations

  • 1Research Scholar, Department of RDAP, North-Eastern Hill University, Meghalaya, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 7, Issue (3), Pages 39-45, March,14 (2018)

Abstract

In the Tribal community most of the people are very much hooked to the Liquor or rice-beer. But the main problem is that the people do not realize the harmful effects of Liquor, theyare attached to their traditional and cultural significance of Liquor. They also use Liquor in religious ceremonies and is offered to Gods and Goddesses. In most of the ceremonies and occasions, Liquor is served to the relative or villagers.They usually believe that rice-beer helps to reduce diseases and since most of the people were labors or hard workers they use to drink Liquor to get relief from the day's tiredness and pain of the body. In this study both primary and secondary data was used. The people of these societies generally get to know and taste Liquor from very teen age which sometimes turn them into alcoholic. Gradually they become highly addicted to Liquor and it often ruin their livelihood and family.Often these people start gambling to earn easy money and in the process some of these people get involved in antisocial activities and become astray. It is said that small intake of rice beer is good for health but regular intake leads to health problems. So, Liquor is intrinsically related to the socio-economic aspect of Tribal community. In Traditional societies, economic development is greatly influenced by cultural life. The magic-religious beliefs, festivals, and ceremonies, customs, taboos play a very important role in both innovation and adoption of occupations.

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