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This article is about the tribe in northern India. For other uses, see Gaddi (disambiguation).
"Gaddis" redirects here. For the surname, see Gaddis (surname).
Gaddi village men with hookah, on a mountain path near Dharamsala, India

The Gaddis are a tribe living mainly in the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. They are Hindus and belong to several castes including Brahmin, Rajput, Dhangar, Khatri, Rana and Thakur.

Gaddi woman cutting grass. Painting by Alfred Hallett, c.1975.



Further reading[edit]

  • Verma, V. 1997. Gaddis of Dhauladhar: A Transhumant Tribe of the Himalayas. Indus Publishing Company, New Delhi.

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