Thursday, May 01, 2014

Rat eaters

Kuffir links to this article on a rat eater community in Bihar "The[Musahar] community found in the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are landless and don't have their own livestock. While some manage to buy food, most still have to procure food every day and which involves scrounging whatever they can such as small fish, snails and even cockroaches."
I remember a community in coastal Andhra during my childhood (forties and fifties) and I have seen them catching rats in fields but do not remember the name of the community.
P.S. Apparently one of the communities in Andhra are called ఇర్లవాళ్ళు See

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