than 20 % of the Gonds in Chhattisgarh state
are in Bastar district.In Bastar the three main
subcastes of Gonds are Maria , Muria , and Dorla.
name Gond is extracted from the Telugu word
'Konda' which means hill. Agriculture, collecting
minor forest produce ,forging metal goods in
cottage industries , fishing,hunting,other primary
sector activities are the main activities of
are preferred within the blood relations mostly
according to Hindu rites and customs.Sometimes
mock elopements are also arranged.
have pro-fertility mentality. Divorces ,remarriages
,widow marriages , marriages with the wives of
the brothers and between brothers and sisters