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   People

           
        
   

Occupation

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Major part of the working mass is in   the primary sector agriculture. per family avergage farm size is low and the adoption of traditional form of agriculture, the majority of peasants are earning for livelyhood only. the agricultural labour is also sizable part of the total population.

 

Language

Hindi is a common medium of communication in the urban part of District. Nimari is spoken in the rural area of North-West part of the District whereas  Korku, Bhili as the mode of communication in the  tribal area respectively. Northern part comprises of   Malvi and Korku spoken mass in the nontribal and tribal respectively. Gujarati, Rajasthani etc. are also spoken in several social circles, like Bohra etc.

 

Structure of the society

Major part of population are Hindu, Muslim   Sikhkha & Sindhi. Hindu consist approx. 80 % of the total population. Mainly Rajput, Kunbi & Gujar & Maratha's form the agricultural social structure and construct the rural mass. Jain, Banias (the caste engaged in trade & commerce), Muslims, Sikhkhas and Sindhis,  mainly prefer to live in urban areas and form the trade oriented non-agricultural social structure. The Korkus, Bhils & Gond are major scheduled tribes which live in the forest areas.

 

Communal life - Pilgrim Centres and Jatras  

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Mandhata is famous pilgrim centre in the District. Throughout the year, a number of pilgrims from distant parts of the country visit the place. In the month of Kartika a fair is held at this place, which is attended by a number of pilgrims. About 40 fairs are held in the District. Fairs or Jatras of importance are held at Pipaliya-Singaji, Daata-Saheb's fair at Malagaon, Baba Bukhardas's fair at Chhanera, Bageshwari Devi's fair at Borgaon, Kajal Devi's fair at Punasa, Brahmagir Maharaja's fair at Sivna, Shivaratri's fairs at Rustumpur, Suktakhurd , Nimbola, Sival, Khaknar, Dongergaon, fair in the name of Lord Shri Rama at Jamaniya, in the name of Hanumaan at Barziri, Ukhadgaon, Mohangarh. Main urs of Muslim community are urs-mahals urs at Guradiya, Khwaza Sahebs urs at Rahimpura, Navgaz Pir urs at Pokharkalan.

 

Folk Dances

Gangor1.jpg (54809 bytes) The rich heritage of communal dances is still preserved by the Rajputs, Gujars,Korkus, Naagar Brahmins, and Banjaras. The Dance of the Rajput male is known as Gair and Kimadi while their female-folk is called khada. Among the Gujars, the male folk, perform dip dance. The favourite male dance of Korkus is susur, whereas gadolia is female-folk of the same. Gujarati Communities female folk is garba. Kathi is Nimar's famous folk dance.
The Ramleela and Gammat (Play) are the favourite pastimes of the rural mass.