ETHNONYMS: Kandh, Khand, Khond, Kondl, Kui

Sociopolitical Organization

The traditional administration of the Konds is centered on the clan. Each clan is headed by a male who is representative of the common ancestor; succession passes on to whoever is most competent. Beyond the individual clan leaders, each Village is led by a Kond headman, a lay ritual official, possibly also a priest, and a council of village family leaders including the priest and a lay ritual official.


Bailey, Frederick G. (1960). Tribe, Caste, and Nation. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Boal, Barbara M. (1982). The Konds: Human Sacrifice and Religious Change. Warminster: Aris & Phillips.


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