Raika women don’t just herd

Women in the Raika pastoral community play a big role in the care of animals and also do other work. Geetakshi Dixit, in People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI), reports Sita Devi’s story.

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PARI-4 June 2023

Geetakshi Dixit is an MA Development student at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru. Her interest in the commons and pastoral livelihoods led her to report this story as part of her course’s final-year research project. 

Geetakshi’s field project was on the topic Folk culture and resilience among Raika shepherds in Jodhpur.

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