(a) Who were the Banjaras?

(a) Who were the Banjaras?
(b) Name any two states where they were found.
© Name a pastoral community of Rajasthan.

(a) Banjaras were nomadic people who used to move from one region to another in search of good pasture land for their cattle. They moved over long distances, selling plough cattle and other goods to villagers.
(b) They were found in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
© A pastoral community of Rajasthan were the Raikas.
The uncertainty and meagre rainfall in the desert region leading to fluctuating harvests made the Raikas combine both cultivation and pastoralism as means of occupation.