||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.