ghotul

(from the article `Gond`) The Muria are known for their youth dormitories, or ghotul, in the framework of which the unmarried of both sexes lead a highly organized social ...
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Ghotul

A ghotul is a spacious tribal hut surrounded by earthen or wooden walls. It is an integral part of Gond tribal life in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh and the neighboring areas in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh in India. It is a place for youths, an independent and autonomous `children’s republic` as described by Verrier Elwin. The ghotul is.....
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