Family and Kinship: A Study of the Pandits of Rural Kashmir

Family and Kinship: A Study of the Pandits of Rural Kashmir

by Triloki N. Madan, J. A. Barnes
     
 

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This is a new, enlarged edition of a pioneering and ethnographically rich account of the Hindu family. First published in 1965, the book describes a typical Kashmiri homeland and examines the composition of, and modes of recruitment to, the household. This second edition includes three new appendices, a revised list of references, and a new index.See more details below

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This is a new, enlarged edition of a pioneering and ethnographically rich account of the Hindu family. First published in 1965, the book describes a typical Kashmiri homeland and examines the composition of, and modes of recruitment to, the household. This second edition includes three new appendices, a revised list of references, and a new index.

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Reviews of the first edition: "Contrary to what one might suppose, intensive studies of kinship among the Indian castes are still rare; this one is in fact the first for northern India proper...it represents a serious step forward in our knowledge of the functioning of the family in India."--Louis Dumont

"At last a book about Indian family and kinship which is not about caste!...quite apart from its interest to Indianists, this book will be useful in teaching students of anthropology about the developmental cycle of the patrilineal joint family."--Burton Benedict in Man

"The only full length study published focusing entirely on family and kinship as they function within Indian society. It contains excellent ethnography, gives valid details of various aspects of Pandit life, offers useful numerical and graphic data."--Leela Dube in Sociology of Kinship

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195657852
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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