I would like to thank
• Prof. Mandar Rane, IDC, IITB:
- For critiquing this paper.
• Prof. Ravi Poovaiah, IDC, IITB:
- For his encouragement throughout this study.
• Sahjeevan, Bhuj:
Thanks to this team at Sahjeevan for logistical support and guidance.
- Rasik Kaka, Naveen Kaka
- Krupa Dholakia
- Mamta Patel
- Dr. Jatin Patel
- Dr. Rohit Patel
- Nimish Gor
- Bhavana Desai
- Sabyasachi Das
- Ramesh Bhati
- Nuruddin Nathani
• Maldharis of Banni:
Who gave their time, inputs and copious amount of Banni tea
- Saina Bhai (Bhirandiyara)
- Gul Hassan Mohammad (Sadai)
- Meherally Kaka/ Allahwariya, (Dumado-Meherally Vandh)
- Mannubhai Usman/ Hassam Wali Mohammad (Dumado, Ajimani Vandh)
- Misri Bhai/ Ibrahim Bhai Sameja (Dumado, Sameja wandh)
- Sodha Kaka (Mota Sarada)
- Rajuben (Mota Sarada, Rabhu Wandh)
- Haji Gullu Kaka (Erandavalli)
I would like to thank all those who have allowed me into their lives and homes. It is a blessing to be able to tell their stories.