Accepted Paper:

Recreation and artistic endeavours of transhumant Gaddi women of Bharmour  

Author:

Keya Pandey (University of Lucknow)

Paper short abstract:

A wide array of domestic chores, rearing and looking after children, work at agricultural fields, keep the women occupied from morning to night. Their economic activities vary according to the cycle of agricultural operations and other new economic pursuits like sericulture etc.

Paper long abstract:

Leisure is something which an average able-bodied Gaddi women finds with difficulty. As such they have to squeeze out some leisure in-between there multitudinous tasks. Their economic activities vary according to the cycle of agricultural operations and other new economic pursuits like sericulture, harvesting and sowing seasons are the busiest seasons of the year, when they could not find any time for recreation. Women also utilize their leisure in a more fruitful way by indulging in artistic endeavours.

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