Rabari

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Rabari, a caste of camel-herders - Tashrih al-aqvam (1825)

Members of the Rabari or Rewari are an Indian community. In the state of Gujarat, they are pastoralists.

Origin[edit]

The Rabari myth of origin is that Shiva put them on earth to tend to the camels owned by Parvati.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In the semi-desert Kachchh region of Gujarat, they and the Muslim Maldharis are the most significant of the pastoralist communities. In that area they comprise five related groups, being the Debar, Gardo, Kantho, Katchi and Ragad,[2]

References[edit]

Citations

  1. ^ Street (2002), p. 29
  2. ^ Street (2002), pp. 28-29

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