ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Hindi Musalman: Vangujjar Transhumance in Uttaranchal

Vangujjars are traditionally buffalo keepers and claim to have been converted to Islam by Taimur and his followers. They are spread over the north and north-western Himalayas comprising parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal. They live a precarious nomadic life following the teachings of Islam but continuing to practice Hindu customs including its social stratification.

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