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Scheduled Tribes who constitute 8.6% of the total population of our country are classified in different categories on the bases of their physical features and racial affinity, mode of livelihood or subsistence pattern or economy, linguistic and geographical location. Keeping this in mind, the present study endeavours to analyse the horticultural and herding practices prevalent among the Nicobarese of the Car Nicobar Island. The study is an outcome of rigorous fieldwork conducted among the Nicobarese on fifteen villages of the island, applying Anthropological methods of fieldwork and it also attempts to bring forward the role of tribal cooperative societies functioning on the tribal reserve island of Car Nicobar.

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