Prakash Tripathi

Prakash Tripathi
ptripathi.12@stu.aud.ac.in



Research:


My research-work looks for the Impact of changing environmental conditions on health of the Junasari, A scheduled tribe of Uttarakhand. This research is an ethnographic study of a tribal village, located in the Shiwalik Himalaya. This agro-pastoral tribe has been known for their unique cultural practice ‘polyandry’ and ‘caste hierarchy’. They still believe the traditional healing systems including homemade medicine and religio-magical rituals to cure their health problems. But, change in environmental conditions, both physical and cultural; and introduction of modern medicine system affect their health in various ways. My research tries to understand the people’s perception regarding these changes and the adaptive mechanism opted by them to cope up health problems and well being. I have carried out ethnographic fieldwork in a Jaunsar village.

Bio-Note:


I am a UGC Senior Research Fellow at the School of Human Ecology (SHE), Ambedkar University, Delhi. I did my post-graduation from Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi. I am interested in medical anthropology, tribal health, ecological public health, climate change and health, and ethno-climatology.