Dhangars were an important pastoral community of Maharashtra. In the early 20th century, their population in this region was estimated to be 4,67,000.
Most of them were shepherds, some were blanket weavers and still others were buffalo herders.
The Dhangar shepherds stayed in the central plateau of Maharashtra during the monsoon. This was a semi-arid region with low rainfall and poor soil.
It was covered with thorny scrub. Nothing but dry crops like bajra could be sown here. In the monsoon, this tract became a vast grazing ground for the Dhangar flocks.
Read the given passage and answer the following questions
(a) Give two main features about the lifestyle of Dhangars community of Maharashtra.
(b) What lesson/value do you learn from the given passage?