Vulnerable Groups in Jodhpur: Two Case Studies

Rajesh Danane, N. Benjamin


Sansis and Nats are two dalit communities in Rajasthan. They were classed as criminal
tribes before 1947. Many of them migrated to Jodhpur from the neighbouring districts.
Subsequently one colony each was established on the city’s outskirts where they were
settled. The paper looks at their socio-economic conditions. Most of them are selfemployed.
Literacy levels are low and they are believed to be involved in illegal
activities. Since they are still not a part of the mainstream of the society, they suffer
from lack of social security.

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