Tucked away between the Great Salt Desert of Kutch and a hill range is the Banni Grassland Reserve. Though it is the second largest grassland in Asia, it is relatively unknown. It wasn’t always a grassland; the Indus flowed through here and communities from what is now Iran, Afghanistan, Sindh, and Balochistan have been living here for centuries.  In 1819 a massive earthquake changed the course of the Indus, and Banni became an arid grassland. The settler communities adopted pastorali