Family, Kinship and Marriage in India
Oxford University Press, 1993 - Families - 502 pages
India is the second most populous nation in the world, but the dynamics of daily life are not understood by many in the West. This work examines various aspects of Indian families: how they are organized, how property is distributed in marriage, and the structure and change of the household. It develops each aspect with a discussion of regional differences and classic writings in the field. Clearly written, this work is helpful to all those interested in families, social alliances, and comparative studies.
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NORTH AND SOUTH
IRAWATI KARVE The Kinship Map of India
DESCENT GROUPS AND THE KINDRED
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