question_answer1) Read Sources A and B. (a) Write briefly about what they tell you about the nature of the work undertaken by men and women in pastoral households. (b) Why do you think pastoral groups often live on the edges of forests?View Answer play_arrow
question_answer3) Imagine you are living in the 1890s. You belong to a community of nomadic pastoralists and craftsmen. You learn that the Government has declared your community as a Criminal Tribe. (A) Describe briefly what you would have felt and done. (B) Write a petition to the local collector explaining why the Act is unjust and how it will affect your life.View Answer play_arrow
question_answer4) Imagine that it is 1950 and you are a 60-year-old Raika herder living in post-Independence India. You are telling your grand-daughter about the changes which have taken place in your lifestyle after Independence. What would you say?View Answer play_arrow
question_answer5) Imagine that you have been asked by a famous magazine to write an article about the life and customs of the Maasai in pre-colonial Africa. Write the article, giving it an interesting title.View Answer play_arrow
question_answer8) Discuss why the colonial Government in India brought in the following laws. In each case explain how the law changed the lives of the pastoralists. (a) Waste Land Rules (b) Forest Acts (c) Criminal Tribes Act (d) Grazing TaxView Answer play_arrow
question_answer10) There are many similarities in the way in which the modern world forced changes in the lives of pastoral communities in India and East Africa. Write about any two examples of changes which were similar for Indian pastoralists and the Maasai herders.View Answer play_arrow
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