How Nomads and Mobile People lived?

India is a country famous for its wonders and wanderers.

It is a home to tribes and communities that travel from one place to other. These communities are called as nomads.

Some travel out of necessity and others choose to be on road.

Let us go in detail of lifestyle of nomads

The people without land are known as nomads and their living style is quite different and difficult.

Pastoral nomads were the ones who moved long distances with their animals.

They were dependent on pastoral goods like milk, butter, meat, and others.

They exchanged goods like wool, ghee, etc. for grains, utensils, etc. with farmers.

They used to transport these goods with the help of their animals, and sell the goods in the places they used to travel.

Banjaras were one such trader tribal group that used to move in caravans also known as tanda.

Sultan Alauddin Khalji took the help of the Banjaras tribe to transport grains to the city markets.

Emperor Jahangir mentioned about the Banjara tribe in his chronicles.

He wrote that the Banjaras carried grains on their bullocks from different areas and sold them in towns.

During military campaigns, the Banjara tribe used to transport food-grains for the Mughal army.

There were instances where 100000 bullocks were used to carry grains for a large military army.

Many pastoralists reared and sold animals like cattle and horses to the prosperous people.

There were also small traders who traveled to villages and sold ropes, reed, sacks, and other useful things.

Some castes were entertainers who performed in different towns and villages for their livelihood.

Revision

During earlier periods, the nomadic pastoralists moved long distances with their animals.

They exchanged goods like wool, ghee for cloth and utensils from the settled agriculturists.

Banjaras were a trader tribal group that used to move in caravans also known as tanda. Sultan Allauddin Khilji used the Banjara tribe to transport grains.

Jahangir wrote in his chronicles that Banjaras carried grains on their bullocks from different areas and sold it in towns.

The Banjaras also carried grains on their bullocks for Mughal army at the time of war.

Many pastoral nomads reared and sold animals like cattle and horses to the prosperous people.

Some castes were entertainers who performed in different towns and villages for their livelihood.

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