"What counts as Gaddi?"

An Afterword

  • Kriti Kapila
Keywords: Gaddis, Western Himalaya, pastoralism, egalitarianism, hierarchy


The afterword reflects on the generations of anthropological scholarship on the Gaddis of the Western Himalaya, and its import for anthropological itself. It takes up Roy Wagner's productive concept of "strategic relic" to understand the changing place of pastoralism and the enduring ideal of egalitarianism in the Gaddi worldview. 

How to Cite
Kapila, K. (2023). "What counts as Gaddi?". HIMALAYA - The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, 42(2), 133-137. https://doi.org/10.2218/himalaya.2023.8929