any tribal group living in india today .find out about there customs and way of life and how there lives have changed in the last 50 years (paste picture).
Gaddis: Gaddis are a pastoral tribe of Himachal Pardesh. They are shepherds by occupation. Gaddi women are very hardworking. They cut grasses and carry them to distant places and even climb mountains. to their home. Gaddi have their own traditional dance form. In this form, a couple dances for a while and is later replaced by another couple. The onlookers sing and clap to encourage the dancers. Due to the conversion of pasture lands into grazing lands and tax on pastures and animals, they suffered a lot during the British rule. Their conditions did not become good till independence. However, after the independence, Gaddis were restored with their pasture lands and grazing tax was abolished. The Government has begun various welfare schemes. They have also been provided reservation.