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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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The peasant shared the experience with Vincent's patron, Madame de Gondi, who convinced Vincent that he should preach to the peasants on her properties.
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Among other details presented here it is fascinating to imagine Alessandro Gondi gloating over the low price he paid for a beautiful Madonna from the confiscated estate of Piero de' Medici.
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