How did the various laws passed by the British made the pastoralists to cope with these changes in the colonial period?
The pastoralists did cope with the changes in the colonial period in the following ways :
- Some of the pastoralists reduced the number of cattle in their herds, while others discovered new pastures when movement to old grazing grounds became difficult.
- After 1947, the camel and sheep herding Raikas could no longer move into Sindh as the new political boundaries between India and Pakistan stopped their movement. In recent years, they have been migrating to Haryana where sheep can graze on agricultural fields after harvests are cut.
- Over the years, some richer pastoralists began buying land and settling down, giving up their nomadic life.