South Asian Nomads - A Literature Review

Department : NUEPA
Category : NUEPA Funded Research Study
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Area : Nomads constitute a significant population in South Asia
Author Name : Anita Sharma
Description : Nomads constitute a significant population in South Asia, exhibiting little sign of disappearing. While mainstream ideology and modern legislators advocate sedentary patterns of living as ‘civilised’, at least for semi-arid regions pastoralism remains an efficient subsistence-base and constant mobility as a “best defense” strategy for many peripatetics. Nomadism continues to be a valid choice for many, and transhumance is growing in some areas like Rajasthan. The problem of educating nomads remains a challenge for South Asian states and developers, as for much of the world.
Published Date : Jan 17, 2011

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