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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, Edited by: Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Michel Boivin, Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS), Gérard Toffin, Centre d’Études Himalayennes, Paul Hockings, University of Illinois at Chicago, Raphaël Rousseleau, Université de Lausanne, Tanka Subba, North-Eastern Hill University, Harald Lambs-Tyche, University of de Picardie-Jules Verne. Consulted online on 23 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032211>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20190325



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