This chapter reports on the findings of DRC research with nomads in Rajasthan. The first section provides some background to the study, explaining what it means to be a nomad in India: how nomads perceive themselves and are perceived by the wider community. The chapter then goes on to report on some of the problems and perceptions articulated by nomads related to how they see themselves and how they interact with the state, as well as with the wider community. It then examines some of the approaches adopted by MDS to support nomads in their quest for more inclusive forms of citizenship. The concluding section locates the issue of marginalized citizenship in the broader concept of citizenship.
Owing to copyright restrictions, only the first 3 pages are attached, together with a link to the book at Zed Books.
Pant, M. The quest for inclusion: Nomadic communities and citizenship questions in Rajasthan. In: Inclusive Citizenship: Meanings and Expressions. N Kabeer (ed.). Zed Books, London, UK (2005) ISBN 9781842775486