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Pastoralists: Sindhi-Muslim Pastoralists of the Banni Grassland: Fact Sheet
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The pastoralists in the Banni grassland of Kachchh district, Gujarat, India, present a unique ethnic, linguistic, religious, livelihood-based and transnational identity. Though included within the broader socio-economic category of Māldhārī (“Those That Have the Wealth of Livestock”), a term that has gained currency over the past couple of decades through development efforts by both government and civil society, they differ from the other communities in this group for being ethnically and lingui…

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Maru, Natasha, “Pastoralists: Sindhi-Muslim Pastoralists of the Banni Grassland: Fact Sheet”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online, Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), Michel Boivin, Gérard Toffin, Paul Hockings, Raphaël Rousseleau, Tanka Subba, Harald Lambs-Tyche (Section Editors). Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032211>
First published online: 2019



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