CONTENTS:- Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Pro and Anti Gypsism; 3. Nomads: Anytime, Anywhere; 4. Romani Customs; 5. Education, Living Conditions of Romas and Sinits; 6. Tibetan Nomads; 7. Nomadic Education and Economic Perspectives; 8. Distribution of Houseless (India, States, Union Territories, Districts 2001);
Nomadism as a way of life was a logical, valid and productive mode of existence. Pastoral nomads proved to be resistant to external forces. Their land, culture, lifestyle, could not be overrun by modern civilization. As the world economy is changing drastically, and pastoral nomads everywhere are facing the impact. The book contains interesting portraits of the life and livelihood of the various nomadic groups of the world. From marriage to religion, from animal husbandry to popular justice, all aspects of the culture and daily life of nomads are elaborately described. It also provides authentic information about the existing patterns of nomadic settlements and the challenges confronted by nomads from modern reforms.