"People Of The Forest"

The Bonda or Bondo inhabit the Malkangiri district of southwesternmost Orissa. The Bonda are generally semi-clothed, with the women characterised by the wearing of thick silver necklace bands. The tribe is one of the oldest and most primitive in mainland India. Their culture has changed little in over a thousand years.
The naked peopleColourful Bonda ladyDrinking Home BrewSmileEar ringsBalancing actNeck ringsThinkingShyAluminum ringsView from behindSide viewBonda ladyUnder the loadBraceletsBonda Lady in FieldSmall statureEar ringsHeavy loadBeads