| Indigenous communities or tribes of Sindh
by bharumal amrani
As Indus civilization is one of the most ancient civilizations of the world after Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilization; but most ancient tribes used to dwell at here before civilization aroused, here we are giving the tribes and communities who come before or after civilization.
14. Jogi (snake charmer)
15. Jogi ( Marwari)
Maghwar is one of the major social groups of South Asia. In India they have been classified as a scheduled caste a number of castes of India, which have been stated in a schedule of the Indian constitution. Maghwar people, after being humbled for many thousand years, have now improved their living standards. Etymologically, the word Maghwar is derived from two Sanskrit words, namely, Magh (meaning clouds and rains) and war, which means prayers. Thus, the word Maghwar means a nation (of people), which prays for the rains. Maghwar people, one of the most peaceful people, believe in humanity.
• Maghwar mostly live in Sindh and Punjab regions of Pakistan and the Indian States of Rajasthan and Gujarat, and some other areas of India
• Maghwar is not the caste but nom de plume
• .Maghwars is Dravidian.
• They actually belong to Thar (Pakistan) and Marwar (Rajasthan -India).
• In Gujarat they called BANBHI which means cobbler even in Pakistan they do the work of shoes stitching.
• Before partition (1947) between Pakistan and India Maghwar used to eat the dead stuff but than some peoples got education which changed and removed their all negative approaches and attitudes from their lives.
• As it is true now that Maghwar is one of the most looking forward tribes of Pakistan especially in education sector.
• This ancient tribe of Sindh never ever follows to resistance but paying attention on livelihoods always.
• Many historians even we also consider them very indigenous peoples by their old profession like cobbling and off the skin of animal since long time.
• This time they well verse in singing especially religious singing like Bhujan therefore they called by RAKHIO, which means pray doer.
• It is also come in study that, they were followers of Buddha but when Hindu Dharma occupied sub-continent these people also converted to Hinduism. They are very peaceful community
• The Maghwar is one of the people groups traditionally considered as "untouchable" by the caste-conscious Hindus. When India was partitioned into two countries (India and Pakistan) in 1947, caste Hindus left in large numbers.
• The Maghwar live lower Sindh like Badin, Hyderabad, Tando Allahyar, Tando Muhammad khan and Nawabshah, but in majority they live in Thar district
• They speak usually Dhataki language
• The Maghwar live mostly in rural areas, where many are migrant farm workers
• Maghwar is more of a union between two families than between two individuals. Most marriages are arranged, with much consideration given to caste and social rank. In rural areas, young couples generally live with or near the husband's family.
Maghwar do not have marriages into their close blood but they fix their marriages in other their sub-castes 17. These peoples are very much deprived by Supper Hindus and so-called Muslims in Tharparkar. They are populated enough in Tharparkar but still remain in fear.
Researchers do believe that, they were subsisted in the time of Mohan Jo Daro.
• Their women usually put-on the Tharee dresses
• They are gypsies and most indigenous communities of the world.
• They still dwell with their old traditional fashion; they never ever reside in one area but changing all times their part of staying habitually.
• They hunt the wildlife for eating purposes
• They always keep prey animals but some of them started begging now
This is also one of the ancient tribe of the Tharparkar. Professionally, they are cattle driver especially sheep driver. Their sheep are very much famous in all over the Sindh. Their dress also made from wool of sheep. After the custom of skin dress, they might be created custom of wool made dress from animal. Many historian shown their arriving at here from central Asia, but some one like Colonel James Tord wrote in his one famous book “TAREEKH-E-RAJISTHAN( HALAT-E-MARAWAR)” (1818) that, Rabari are actually BHATI who are decedent of seventh wife of prophet KIRSHANA.
Their concrete inhabitancy in Nagarparkar (Taluka of Tharparkar) and Badin (lower part of Sindh province) and majority of them dwell in the Rajasthan and Gujarat
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Its Great Chachar Shahnawaz
| Feb 14th, 2008
Its Great dear, I am highly inspired by you people who dont forget SINDH at any place..Love you brother
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