Health Awareness among the Bangrus of Arunachal Pradesh

By Tame Ramya

The Bangrus live in Sarli Circle of Kurung Kumey district, one of the remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh. Communication system in the district is too bad to maintain regular relation with the outside world. The people live mainly with their traditional health care practices under the given ecological condition. The modern medicine system suddenly made its presence in this area through governmental institutions. The people, no doubt, are traditional, but they accepted the system. While they have grabbed new system without offering conspicuous resistance, the traditional concept of health continues. This paper portrays how the impinging modern medicine system adjusts and reacts with the traditional one in the Bangru heritage.

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