Research Paper

The Ethnographic Narration of Gadulia Lohar Tribe of Udaipur, Rajasthan: With the Special Reference to the Ethnoarchaeological Perspective and Traditional Iron Tool Technology

Authors: Neda Hossein Tehrani

Year: 2015, Volume: 6, Page/Article: 1, DOI:

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The Gadulias are known by different names in regions, like: Gadulia Lohar in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi, Gaddi Lohar in Maharashtra, Bhuvariya in Uttar Pradesh and Bhubalia Lohar in Haryana. In Rajasthan the Gadulia Lohar are locally called as Dhurkutia. They claim Rajput origin and Chittorgarh as their ancestral
home. This article is a documentation of the Gadulia Lohar’s lifestyle, their iron-tool making technology
and dress and ornamentation. Ethnographic data grouped with archaeological evidence from Iron Age of this region has also been dealt to understand the mobility pattern of this particular tribe.