The Muria and their Ghotul


Where Children Rule

The Muria

The Muria people of India have a peculiar institution – the ghotul: a house reserved solely for children and adolescents. Here the young boys and girls spend their leisure time, their evenings and nights, totally self-determined without interference of adults. Moreover, their house is the cultural centre of the village. Even sexual relations are not out of bounds.

A place where children rule!


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