Lifestyle in Jagdalpur‘The land of Squares’ or ‘the paradise of tourists’ Jagdalpur offers a number of adventurous activities to its tourists. The city is divided into two parts on the basis of people. The one inhabited by tribals and the other non-tribal. The tribal people are not only untouched by the outside people but themselves influence the large part of culture of Jagdalpur. These people still believe in age old beliefs. The other part of people that include the non tribal are gradually being influenced by the modern world and share their culture diversity by both tribal people culture and western culture.
Traditional Lifestyle in JagdalpurJagdalpur is governed by age old customs and beliefs. The major population of this area is that of tribal and hence the lifestyle and culture is much influenced by that of tribal people culture. These people are very simple and believe and worship their local deities. Though the tribal people are mostly non vegetarians and there food include the stuff gathered from forests. The non-tribal people are mostly vegetarians. The dresses they wear are very simple and all of the different tribes have a sense of similarity in their clothing. The females wear simple saris and blouse and men wear dhotis. The non-tribal ladies also prefer to dress in simple saris or salwar kameez and the men prefer dhotis , but the younger lot prefer to wear pant and shirts or these days jeans. The most famous Bastar Dussherra is celebrated by everyone in the city forgetting about caste, religion or creed. They celebrate their festival singing their traditional hymns and songs. The traditional art and handicraft of Jagdalpur is worth appreciation. The art and craft is not limited to few crafts, they excel in number of art and craft like bell metal work, wooden craft, silk sarees etc.
Influence of Western Culture on JagdalpurJagdalpur is majorly inhabited by the tribal people, who are untouched with the outside world. The culture of Jagdalpur is hence highly influenced by the tribal culture. But with the increasing westernization, Jagdalpur is no exception. The non tribal people are getting the taste of western culture and are gradually bending toward it. The dressing style is gradually shifting towards the western dressing. The women specially the young generation is largely seen wearing jeans and other modern outfits and the same goes for the men in Jagdalpur.
The eating habits are also getting influenced by the western culture. The younger people are largely dependent on continental, Chinese, Italian and other western food. They relish this food to the limits that the outlet for the fast foods can be now easily found in Jagdalpur. But this influence is limited to only a small portion of the population as the large population is still under the influence of age old traditional and tribal culture.