Pastoralism in a changing world patterns of adaptation among the rabaris of Kutch, Gujarat by Archana Choksi

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  • Pastoral systems -- India -- Kachchh.,
  • Pastures -- Government policy -- India -- Kachchh.,
  • Pastures -- Economic aspects -- India -- kachchh.

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StatementArchana Choksi, Caroline Dyer.
SeriesIssues paper / Drylands Programme -- no. 69, Issues paper (Drylands Programme) -- paper no. 69.
ContributionsDyer, Caroline.
The Physical Object
Paginationi, 22 p. :
Number of Pages22
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Open LibraryOL22282118M

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