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The village headmen derive their authority from the village _______ or the council of adult male householders. 

A

Sanch

B

Panch

C

Munch

D

None of these

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B

Panch

Village headmen derive their authority from the village Panch or the council of adult male householders. This is council has the last word in matters concerning the village as a whole and the headman is no more than its chairman. The village panch in a sense represents the Gond society as a whole.The Gond economy is agricultural, so the cycle of sowing and harvesting is the subject of any number of songs and oral narratives, which express the joy, anguish, apprehension and exhilaration of a farming community.

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