From Afghanistan to present Myanmar thousands of nomadic tribes roam the Thar Desert and the foothills of the Himalayas in search of fields to graze and small jobs. Viewed often with suspicion the they live a live at the periphery of normal society. In the colonial period, the British created a set of notions about such groups that echoed European ideas about the gypsies. They listed such groups that posed a ‘threat’ to settled society and introduced a legislative measure and as a result nearly 200 such communities stood ‘notified’ as criminals.
The Gujjars are buffalo, goat, sheep and cow herders and move trough the southern part of Rajasthan and Gujarat.