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Date of this Version

2021

Comments

To

The Editors- in -Chief,

Library Philosophy and Practice

Subject: Manuscript Submission

Respected Madam,

We wish to submit an original research article “ PRESERVING THE KNOWLEDGE OF INDIGENOUS PRIMARY HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS: A CASE STUDY OF PRACTITIONERS AND LIBRARIANS IN THE MISHING COMMUNITY IN DHAKUAKHANA (ASSAM)”.

I confirm that this work is original and has not been published elsewhere, nor is it currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

This paper investigate the preservation techniques adopted by indigenous health care practitioners among Mishing community in Dhakuakhana in Assam and later it investigate the role of librarians in preserving primary health care knowledge.

The methodology and Findings of study will help the LIS professionals that indigenous knowledge should be preserved for future generation. Modern techniques should be adopted to preserved indigenous knowledge scattered in social life.

So, It is my humble request to you to kindly accept this manuscript for publication in LPP.

We have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Thank you for your consideration of this manuscript.

Sincerely,

Anjuma Saikia

P.hd Research Scholar.

Department of Library and Information Science.

Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari, Bihar

E-mail: anjumasaikia500@gmail.com

Prof. Ranjeet Kumar Choudhary

Research Guide/Professor & Head

Department of Library and Information Science.

Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari, Bihar

Email: profrkchoudharylis@gmail.com

Abstract

The preservation of Indigenous knowledge of indigenous health practitioners is incredibly significant for society. The Indigenous health practitioners play a vital role in disseminating their service to the society. There are numerous studies have been conducted on the use of indigenous knowledge for various purposes, but this study is conducted to know the different preservation methods to preserve indigenous health care knowledge. In India Traditional Knowledge Digital Libraries take initiatives to preserve indigenous knowledge for future use. This study was conducted among 100 indigenous health practitioners and 70 rural librarians to know for what type of disease indigenous knowledge can be used effectively and the various methods for preserving indigenous knowledge. But only 30 librarians took part in the personal interview process. This study recommends the LIS professionals to take initiatives to preserve indigenous health care knowledge in cooperation with indigenous health practitioner.

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