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Write a short essay (250-300 words) on the following:  In what way was the livelihood of the Paharias different from that of the Santhals? - History

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Write a short essay (250-300 words) on the following:  

In what way was the livelihood of the Paharias different from that of the Santhals?

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Solution

 Paharias were living in the foothills of Rajmahal. They lived a life that was different from Santhals. Most of the information on their lives is based on the report of Buchanan, the physician of the East India Company who wandered into the terrain of Rajmahal Hills.

 1.The paharias were nomads. They lived a wandering life. They, however, sometimes did shifting cultivation.

 2.Their another important source of livelihood of forest resources and animals.

 3.They extracted mahua and used it. Colonialism and the countryside: Exploring official archives

 4.Paharias used to look at outsiders with suspicion and even were hostile with them.

 5.The Santhals were different from them on many counts.

 6.The Santhals took to agriculture fast and soon got into settled life.

 6.The Santhals took to agriculture fast and soon got into settled life.

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NCERT Class 12 History - Themes in Indian History
Chapter 10 Colonialism And The Countryside: Exploring Official Archives
Exercise | Q 7 | Page 287
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