Question: Who are nomads?
Answer: Nomads are people who do not live in one place, but move from one area to another to earn their living.
Question: What is Kafila?
Answer: Kafila means a group of people. Several households of nomadic people move together for their journy and this group of people s known as a Kafila.
Question: Name any two nomad communities of India.
Question: Mention the states to which the following communities belong:
(1) Gujjar Bakarwals (2) Gaddi
- Jammu and Kashmir
- Himachal Pradesh
Question: Name any two pastoral communities of South India.
- The Gollas
- The Kurumas
Question: Who were the Dhangara?
Answer: The Dhangars were an important pastoral community of Maharashtra. Most of them were shepherds, some were blanket weavers and still others were buffalo herders.
Question: How is movement of Dhangar different than that of Gujjars?
Answer: Dhangar’s movement is guided by the annual cycle of monsoon whereas Gujjar’s movement depends upon change of season i.e winter and summer.
Question: Name any two pastoralist communities of Andhra Pradesh.
Question: Name the act through which uncultivated lands were taken over and given to select individuals.
Answer. Waste Land Rules
Question: Name any two pastoral communities of the Himalayas which followed an annual pattern of cyclical movement.