An Anthropological Account of Bonhomie and Opprobrium between Communities and Animals in Rajasthan

  • Bela Kothari
  • B. K. Sharma


The present chapter is based on the anthropological literature on the communities of Rajasthan which are directly associated with animals economically and culturally. In this discussion these communities have been grouped as: hunters, pastoralists, entertainers, and conservationists. The text is arranged to provide some understanding of (1) the condition and present status of the communities, (2) the animals or specific breeds in terms of economy and socio-cultural association, and (3) consequences of environmental degradation on the communities.


Wild Boar Sacred Grove Dromedary Camel Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe 
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The authors are thankful to Mr. Himanshu Vyas and Hindustan Times for permitting the use of their photograph. Wildlife photographer Mr. Franck Vogel deserves special thanks for his photographs. Thanks are also due to the anonymous referees for valuable suggestions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of RajasthanJaipurIndia
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyR.L. Saharia Government P.G. College(Jaipur)India

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