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(gŏnd), ethnic group of central India. The group is now found especially in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and in neighboring areas of Maharashtra, Telangana, Odisha, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh and in NE Karnataka and Assam. In Madhya Pradesh there was a small but powerful Gond kingdom until the 18th cent. The Gonds, predominantly Hindu, speak a Dravidian language and are mainly organized into tribes in small villages.


See V. Elwin, Leaves from the Jungle; Life in a Gond Village (2d ed. 1958); S. Fuchs, The Gond and Bhumia of Eastern Mandla (2d ed. 1968).

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What has added to the worries of TRS government was the plan of the Gond tribals to force the tribal elected representatives to resign.
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The Gond tribals are is one of central India's largest indigenous communities and their art is an expression of their everyday quest for life," added Aliza, one of the students taking part in IndEX.
Use of the plant as an anthelmintic agent has been reported for folk medicinal practitioners of three villages of Natore and Rajshahi Districts, Bangladesh; folk medicinal practitioners of seven villages of Ishwardi Upazila, Pabna District, Bangladesh; tribal people of Sitamata wildlife sanctuary, Rajasthan, India; aboriginal tribes (Nicobarese, Shompen, Jarawas, Sentinels, Ongese, Great Andamanese) of Bay Islands (Andaman and Nicobar islands), India; Gond tribe of Adilabad district, Andhra Pradesh, India; and local people (including tribals) of Sikkim State and adjoining Darjeeling Hill District of West Bengal, India.
An African writer is no gond unless and until they have been acknowledged by the West.
The city government had earmarked two sites of over 500 and 400 acres for the purpose in mid 1990s at Jam Chakro, near Surjani Town and Gond Pass near Hub River Road.
Filled with poetry, music, nonsense, and brightly etched illustrations in the Gond tradition, "The Churki-Burki book of Rhyme" describes daily activities such as gathering corn, driving off jackals and parrots from the corn fields, going fishing, gathering wood, and playing outdoors.
In Ghangche district, only Peon and Gharbochung power houses are working while Balay Gond, Dumsum and Thally Phase-1 and 2 are not functioning well due to damage of channels.
He said, "For dumping the solid waste of the city, there are two official landfill sites at Deh Gond Pass and Deh Jam Sakro, but they are not properly managed.
Intricate paintings by Gond tribesmen -- reminiscent of Australian aboriginal art -- also reflect the trend, showing bird-shaped planes and the Ambassador car, a boxy derivative of a 1950s British model which dominated Indian roads for decades until its free market reforms of 1991.
They also examine how these spheres interact with dominant society, drawing on examples from such peoples as the Lakota and Wampanoag in the United States, the Warli and Gond in India, the Maori in New Zealand, and Mayan-descent and Zapotecas people in Mexico.
The collaborative effort of India's Gond tribal artist Bhaiju Shyam, and the two superbly talented storytellers Sirish Rao and Gita Wolf, "Flight Of The Mermaid" is a retelling of the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale story of 'The Little Mermaid'.