Tribes | VOL. 10, ISSUE 59, March-April 2010 |

Snake Medicine Tribal Bastar

India is home to over 270 species of snakes, out of which about 60 are venomous. In many cultures world over, consumption of snakes for their medicinal property is acceptable and considered a delicacy. Knowledge accumulated through centuries of interaction with the natural habitat by the aboriginal and tribal people is dying slowly as communities are being mainstreamed into the formal structures that conform to the law of the land. It is understandable that with development some information is bound...

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