Anthropologist Micheal Yorke Who’s Done Research On Adilabad Gond Tribes Revisits India After 40 Years


Mundhuga Gond Tribes gurinchi telskundham. Gonds community is one of the largest tribal group in India. Gonds tribe Dravidian ethnic group ki chendhina vallu. Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa rasthralo ekkuvuga untaru.
Hindi, Marathi and Telugu ekkuva ga matladtharu. Mana telugu rashtralalo 3 lakhs paine ee community population undhi.


Gonds ruled in four kingdoms in central India between the 16th and 18th centuries. They built number of forts, palaces, temples, tanks and lakes during the rule of the Gonds dynasty.
Gonds art making video:


Assalu Michael Yorke evaru?
Anthropology is the study of various aspects of humans within past and present societies. Social anthropology, cultural anthropology, and philosophical anthropology study the norms and values of societies.
40 years back India ki ochi Adilabad Gond Tribes midha chala extensive research chesaru. Athani research lo bhagam ga chala rojulu ikkada gadipi, valla samskruthi, aacharalu, paddathulu midha books kooda rasaru.

“The Raj Gonds were intelligent, sophisticated, aristocratic people who took pride in their culture, had fantastic art forms and street theatre; they had a minimal caste system,”



His works
Michael Yorke’s essays on Raj Gonds:
“ Kinship, Marriage and Ideology among the Raj Gonds: A Tribal System in the Context of South India” was published in the journal ‘Contributions to Indian Sociology’ (NS) Vol.13 No.1 (1979)
“The Situation of the Gonds of Asifabad and Lakshetipet Taluks, Adilabad”.
Chapter 6 in “Tribes of India: Struggle for Survival” by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf (1980)


BBC Film:
“Raj Gonds – Reflections in a Peacock Crown” (1982)


He is revisiting India now
40 years taruvatha malli ippudu India ki vacharu. Hyderabad ochi ikkadnunchi athanu Adilabad ki vellaru, akkada famous Nagoba festival lo kooda palgonaru.
Michael will return to Hyderabad to deliver a talk ‘Impressions on revisiting Adilabad’ at Saptaparni on February 12.

1976-78 madhyalo Michael 1600 kante ekkuva Gonds photographs ni tisaru. Aa era lone chala interesting portrait pictures tisaru.


Ayana click chesina konni interesting Black and White pictures chuddham:













Some of them are now on display at the ‘Among the Adivasis of Adilabad’ exhibition at Saptaparni, Banjara Hills, till February 12.


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