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The World of Nomads

Shyam Singh Shashi (Author)
Synopsis This is a socio-anthropological work based on life-long research of Padmashri Dr. S.S. Shashi for which he traveled in India and 55 countries extensively. He continues his journey and advanced studies, particularly the world of nomads even today. The book contains the sociology of nomads, the glimpses of socio-cultural changes of nomadic tribes and communities, namely the Gujjars, the Gaddis, the Bhotiyas, the Khampas, the Banjaras, the Gadulia Lohars and nomadic shepherds of India, known as Kurubas, Gonds, Dhangars, Pals, Baghels and some Kshatriya and Brahman nomads as well. It is an authentic study of Roma, Sinti, Gitano, Gypsies and nomads of Europe and America, who migrated from Indian about one thousand years ago. The author has also included a chapter on non-Resident Indians, based on his contemporary sociological study and literary journey to USA and UK from May to July 2003. In 2004, he visited Hungary whose ancestors were nomads and ruled in India also in 4th Century. The book contains many more interesting features of Indian nomadic groups as observed by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and Others. It is an everlasting record and compendium volume of world culture beneficial to planners, administrators, diplomats, scholars and common readers.
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About the author

Shyam Singh Shashi

Dr. Shyam Singh Shashi, an eminent anthropologist, litterateur, academician and journalist, was awarded Padmashri in 1990 for his multifacedted achievements in the field of literature, A social anthropologist of international repute, he has to his credit several books, monologues, dictionaries, encyclopaedias and also books for children. Dr. Shashi was awarded Ph.D. (Sociology) from Agra University and D.Lit. in anthropology for his Pioneering work o the Roma of Europe and America by the International University, Colombo, Sri Lanka. He has his pot-graduation in Man Management and Manpower Planning from Manchester University, U.K. His works have been included in the International Who’s Who of Intellectuals and various Who’s Who published in India and aboard. A versatile genius, Dr. Shashi was Media Head and Director, Publications Division of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, for 10 years. He is associated with a number of literary, research, academic, socio-cultural and welfare organizations viz. ISA, IAA, AGI, Translators Association. He worked for International Institute of Culture and Languages Research Foundation as Chairman.

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Title The World of Nomads
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Lotus Press
Language: English
isbn 8183820514
length 297p., Tables; Plates; Bibliography; 23cm.