Livelihood Challenges and Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic: A Photovoice Study in an Oraon Tribal Village in Jharkhand

The paper is based on the research conducted in an Oraon tribe village of the Palamu district of the Indian state of Jharkhand. Through ‘Photovoice’ Research, the study focuses on expressing their livelihood challenges and responses during the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020. The paper argues that ‘photovoice’ is an effective participatory method that offers us meaningful visual techniques to identify, represent, and encourage people to participate and take actions for social change by giving them collectives voices in the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Also, it invites a critical dialogue for effective policy and planning.