Gowari

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Gowari, Gavari
गोवारी
Sculpture of a Gowari man in a traditional costume at Shaheed Gowari Memorial, Nagpur
Sculpture of a Gowari man in a traditional costume at Shaheed Gowari Memorial, Nagpur
Religion Hinduism, Tribal
Languages Hindi, Gawari, Marathi,
Populated States Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh
Clan GAI GOWARI,DUDH GOWARI
English Spelt Gowari, Govari

Gowari, The herdsman or grazier tribe of Maharashtra,Madhya Pradesh,Andhra Pradesh and Chattighar . The name is derived from gai or gao, the cow, and means a cowherd.

Distribution[edit]

The maximum concentration of their population is in the districts of Nagpur, Chandrapur ,Wardha , Gadchiroli, Bhandara ,and Gondia[1] where they are around 3,50,000 to 4,00,000.

Gowari stampede[edit]

Shaheed Gowari Memorial at Zero Mile, Nagpur

There was a stampede during a protest in Nagpur on 23 November 1994 in which 114 people from the Gowari community were killed and more than 500 were injured.

A monument, the Gowari Shaheed Smarak, has been built in Nagpur near Zero Milestone,[2] (the geographical centre of India) to commemorate those who died in this tragedy. Also the nearby flyover (Sitabuldi area, Nagpur) has been named Adivasi Gowari Shaheed flyover.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "सर्व्हर दोष !" (PDF). Maharashtra.gov.in. Retrieved 2015-03-06. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived August 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.