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

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Morphology of Grazing and Its Crisis in Sedentary Communities

Sedentary Communities A Damodaran This paper attempts an analysis of the specificity of the grazing crisis faced by sedentary village communities possessing livestock, a crisis which has two facets, viz, deteriorating common village pastures and other grasslands and abject famishment of livestock. The mode of analysis adopted is to first of all examine the morphology or 'natural' essence of grazing in its spatio-temporality and then proceed to examine why the natural essence is not tapped in sedentary grazing due to the social factors governing the spatio-temporality of livestock in these communities.

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