Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Development: Role of Libraries

Abstract

Author(s): Urvi Kamboya

Cultural traditions and knowledge embedded in the age old life practices has conserved and nourished the Nature. These knowledge systems prevailing in the Indian society should be preserved, documented and revitalized for the cause of sustainable development. The knowledge and practices to preserve natural resources concealed in the traditional social customs and ethos has been discussed with examples. This article focuses on the significance of Indigenous knowledge and cultural traditions in sustainable development.It concludes by emphasizing the need of preservation of this knowledge and role of libraries.

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