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1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Bhils __ A dated encyclopedic article about the Bhils and still interesting. - From - 

Anaarkali - The saga of Bhil Tribal Adivasi Indigenous People __ Actually this is a blog but filled with information you may not find elsewhere. - illustrated - From -

Bhil __ You will find an encyclopedic article along with links to related materials. - illustrated - from wikipedia -

Bhil __ General overview of the Bhil with annotated click-to-enlarge photos. - illustrated - From -

Bhil - The Archers, Bhil Tribe of Central India __ "Bhils are the tribes of Central India found in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mahrashtra and Tripura. Out of India they are found in Bangladesh."  A brief general overview of Bhil life and culture. - illustrated - From - 

Bhil - History and cultural relations __ "Although empirical evidence is lacking, the Bhil are credited with the earliest occupation of their area; with successive Immigrations of Rajputs and conflicts with periodic waves of Muslim invaders believed to have driven them farther into the refuge of the forested central Indian highlands."  An essay about the Bhil People. - From -


Bhil rock paintings at Tejgarh, Gujarat __ "...the paintings could be 8,000 to 12,000 years old and provide more clues to understanding the Bhil kingdom in the region." - illustrated - From -

Bhil tribal development - Aktionsgemeinschaft Partner Indiens, and Bhil Health Initiative & Literacy Society collaborating in Central India __ Learn about the organization, goals, accomplishments and more. - From -    

The Bhil Tribe __ A brief overview. "The Bhils are the third largest tribe in India after the Gonds and the Santhals. In the state of Madhya Pradesh, they are prominently found in the Dhar, Jhabua, and West Nimar regions. Anthropologists believe that the word Bhil is derived from the Dravidian word bil or vil, meaning a bow." - From -

Bhil Tribe, Madhya Pradesh __ A good overview of the Bhil including history, religion and culture - illustrated - From -

The Bhils - The Largest Indigenous Population of Asia __ A fairly brief overview of the Bhils and their history. - From -

Bhils, Bhils Tribe in India, History of Bhils __ You will find information about Bhils people in central India, family system, culture, religion and more. - illustrated - From -

Bhils Tribe in Gujarat, Bhil People, Bhil Community, Bhil Samaj __ A brief overview of the Bhils and a lot of additional information about Gujarat. - From -


Bhils Tribe in Rajasthan __ "They are largely concentrated in the area around Chittorgarh, Udaipur and Dungarpur. They consist 39% of the tribal population."  A very brief overview but with loads of additional information about Rajasthan. - From - 

Bhils tribes, Bhils, Tribes of Bhils, Bhils tribe people, Bhils ... __ A good look at the Bhils people, life, customs and more. - illustrated - From - 

The bow men of Rajasthan __ "The Bhils form an important group, which inhabits mainly the southern districts of Rajasthan and the surrounding regions of Udaipur and Chittaurgarh. The generic term, which describes their tribe apparently, derives its name from bil, meaning bow, which describes their original talent and strength." An overview and history. - illustrated - From - 

The Desert Dwellers of Rajasthan: Bishnoi and Bhil Tribal People __ "For centuries, the Bhil and the Bishnoi cultures have coexisted in the Rajasthan desert of central India Though they live diametrically opposed lifestyles and have vastly different philosophies, they are drawn together by a bond much stronger than their differences: the struggle to survive in this harsh and unforgiving land."  A multi-page look at the Bhils and Bishnoi People. - illustrated - From -


Full text of "Aboriginal tribes of India and Pakistan : the Bhils & Kolhis" __ Online book. - From -

Original inhabitants of ‘South Asia’ were not Hindus but Bhils __ A review of a book but is jammed full of information in its own right. - From -

Perception » Bhil Tribes __ "I was still curious about why they use the word “Palayan” for migration. I got the answer while interviewing one of the key person in some NGO. He said “When in the old time, people loose the battle, they run away from the field and that is called “Palayan”, similarly, these tribes loose the battle with the life and they run away to survive.”"  An interesting article about some of the problems and perceptions of Bhils. - From -

Rajasthani Bhil Tribal Dance Gavari __ Video ""GAVARI" is the ritual dance form performed by Bhil tribe in Udaipur, Rajsamand and Chittor districts of Rajasthan."  No narrative. - video - From - 

Tribes of India: Bhils Tribes of India __ Illustrated blog including culture, festivals, religion and more. - illustrated - From -



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