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Socio Political Pattern of Banjars-A study of Warangal District of Telangana State

Ajmeera Shankar

Affiliations:

  1. Research Scholar Department of Pol. Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA

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The Lambada tribe is one of the oldest tribes, also known as Banjara, Boipari, Sugali or Sukali, Vanjari, Brinjari, Labani, Labana, Lambani, etc. in different parts of India. The Banjara tribe in Deccan claims to be the descendents of two brothers Mota and Mola, who tended the cattle of Lord Krishna. However, other historians disagree to this claim and believe that they are migrants from Persia or from European countries or Romany gypsies. Other source says that they hail from the Middle East, North Africa and Russia. The name Banjara was given to them during the period of colonial rulers. They were also known as ghor (name of the language) community. However, the Lambada tribe can be seen mostly in the districts of mahabubnagar, Warangal, Khammam, Adilabad, Ananthapur, Cuddappah, Krishna, and these areas are called as Telangana. As per census, the lambada tribe consists of 5.5 millions 20 in the state of Andhra Pradesh

Keywords:
Telangana, Tribes, Banjara, Warangal,