Kinship, Affinity, and Domestic Group: A Study Among the Mishing of the Brahmaputra Valley
This is a comprehensive ethnography account of the Mishing, the second larges tribe of Assam, inhabiting the Brahamputra Valley. In this book the author raises important theoretical issues pertaining to the analysts of Kinship, descent and affinity in anthropological studies.
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The Land and the People
Habitat and Social Setting of the PagroMishing
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aalig Abors adopted affinal agnatic ancestors agnatic kins agricultural Ahom ancestor worship apong Assamese Assamese language Barogam basis behaviour belonging Brahmaputra bride brother ceremony child classificatory common composed constitute cross-cousin cult of ancestor cultivation daughter descent group district Dohgam Doley Doley and Pegu domestic family domestic group Donyi-Polo dual organization economic effective maximal lineage elder elopement emigration erang exogamous family households father's father functions genealogical girl girl's hills husband's joint family jural kinship terms Kumarbari Lakhimpur Lakhimpur district land Majuli male agnates married midang migrated minor lineage Minyong Miri Mishing language Mishing population Mishing society moiety mother norms nuclear family Padam Pagro Pagro-Mishing domestic group Pagro-Mishing household Pagro-Mishing society patrilineal pattern Pegu phratries plains of Assam production propitiated ramku ramnu urom relations relationship ritual unit river Sibsagar social sons spouse structural sub-tribes subclan tribes unmarried upper Assam wife woman women younger