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  • 20 July, 2022

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BHIL TRIBES

BHIL TRIBES

Bhil tribes in Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh set an example through ‘Jeevan Shala’ which is established and has been running several schools in central India’s tribal areas for 30 years, despite the government opposition.

About Bhil Tribe

  • The word Bhil is derived from “Veel”, which means “bow” in the Dravidian language.
  • The Bhil tribe is called “Dhanush Purush of India” because they are highly adept at learning Dhanush.
  • Bhils are a group of tribal Indians who are scattered throughout India from Gujarat in the west to Tripura in the Far East.
  • As of 2013, they were the largest tribal group in India with the majority living in the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh.
  • Bhils have a rich and unique culture. The Bhilala subdivision is known for its Pithora painting.
  • Ghoomar is a traditional folk dance of the Bhil tribe.
  • Ghoomar is the symbol of femininity in the Bhil tribe.
  • The young women take part in this dance and declare that they are stepping into women’s shoes.

Source: PIB


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