Shepherds of Himalayas (SoH) is an independent project that aims to explore and document the traditional as well as ecological knowledge of shepherding and other pastoralist communities in Indian Himalayas as they spend nomadic / semi-nomadic existence in search of better pasture for their herd.
It aims to contribute by documenting the herding practices, their tradition, challenges they are facing as well as their lifelong experiences in these harsh Himalayan landscapes and their indigenous knowledge through visual media. With changes in climate, geographic as well as political scenarios, this project aims to raise awareness of the imperative issues faced by pastoralist communities in the Indian Himalayas and will try to explore possibilities to address them with the help of collaborators.
-We are excited to let you know we have launched the series of article on the theme "Conflict or Coexistence" and “The Living Yarn: Himalayan Oon” in collaboration with various individuals / organization working with Pastoralist communities in the Himalaya.
-We are publishing the articles, stories, field tales, photo stories, video stories related to pastoralist communities in the Himalayas on SoH under "Sidhe Pahad Se"
-We are inviting Pastoralists, Academicians, Researchers, Historians, Storytellers, Explorers, and Anyone who interested to share their stories/articles related to pastoralist communities in the Himalayas. Join the Herd and Contact us for further details.