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 kinship agricultural ancestor worship apong Assamese Assamese language basis behaviour belonging bilateral cross-cousin biological Brahmaputra bride ceremony child clan classificatory common consanguineal constitute cross-cousin cult of ancestor daughter descent group developmental cycle Doley and Pegu domestic family dual organization economic effective maximal lineage elder elopement emigration erang exogamous family households father's father genealogical girl girl's hills husband igo-magbo joint family jural kinship terms Lakhimpur land living magbo Majuli male agnates male members marriage alliances married midang minor lineage Minyong Miri Mishing language Mishing population Mishing society moiety mother norms nuclear family opposite moiety Padam Pagro Pagro-Mishing domestic group Pagro-Mishing household Pagro-Mishing society parallel cousins parents patrilineal pattern persons phratries plains of Assam production propitiated ramku relations relationship ritual unit segments Sibsagar sister social sons spouse structural sub-tribes subclan tribes unmarried upper Assam widow wife woman women