Family and Kinship

A Study of the Pandits of Rural Kashmir

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ISBN:

9780199465439

Paperback

368 pages

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ISBN:

9780199465439

Paperback

368 pages

T.N. Madan

Soon after its publication in 1965, this book earned recognition in anthropological and sociological circles as a pioneering and ethnographically rich account of the Hindu family—indeed it has since become a classic. It has been widely cited and discussed, and used as a text worldwide in courses on kinship. In his foreword, Professor J.A. Barnes (then at the Australian National University) wrote: ‘Dr Madan’s study adds to our understanding of social behaviour in general, without restriction on region and epoch.’ Professor Leela Dube, in her 1974 review, wrote: ‘[This book] is the only full length published study focusing entirely on family and kinship as they function within Hindu society. It contains excellent ethnography, gives vivid details of various aspects of Pandit life, offers useful numerical and graphic data.’ Three decades later Professor Michael Witzel (Harvard) said: ‘The book was my “Bible” during the 1970s in my search for the literary traditions of the Kashmiri Pandits.’ This fiftieth anniversary edition contains a new preface by the author, who highlights the loss of the traditional Pandit way of life between the years of his fieldwork (1956–86) and now.

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T.N. Madan

T.N. Madan

Table of contents

Contents Foreword Preface to the Fiftieth Anniversary Edition Preface to the Second Paperback Edition Preface to the Paperback Edition Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Acknowledgements 1. Introduction: Problems and Methods 2. Kashmiri Pandits: History and Social Organization 3. Utrassu-Umanagri 4. The Homestead and the Household 5. Recruitment to the Household: (1) Birth and Adoption 6. Recruitment to the Household: (2) Marriage and Incorporation 7. The Economic Aspect of the Household 8. Partition of the Household 9. The Family and the Patriliniage 10. The Wider Kinship Structure: Non-agnatic Kin 11. Household and the Family among the Pandits of Rural Kashmir: Concluding Review Appendix I Structural Implications of Marriage: Wife-givers and Wife-takers Appendix II The Ideology of the Householder Appendix III The Language of Kinship: (1) Kinship and Terminology Appendix IV The Language of Kinship: (2) Proverb Appendix V The ‘Convoy’: A Note on Five Informants Appendix VI On Living Intimately with Strangers Glossary References Index

T.N. Madan

T.N. Madan

T.N. Madan

Table of contents

Contents Foreword Preface to the Fiftieth Anniversary Edition Preface to the Second Paperback Edition Preface to the Paperback Edition Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Acknowledgements 1. Introduction: Problems and Methods 2. Kashmiri Pandits: History and Social Organization 3. Utrassu-Umanagri 4. The Homestead and the Household 5. Recruitment to the Household: (1) Birth and Adoption 6. Recruitment to the Household: (2) Marriage and Incorporation 7. The Economic Aspect of the Household 8. Partition of the Household 9. The Family and the Patriliniage 10. The Wider Kinship Structure: Non-agnatic Kin 11. Household and the Family among the Pandits of Rural Kashmir: Concluding Review Appendix I Structural Implications of Marriage: Wife-givers and Wife-takers Appendix II The Ideology of the Householder Appendix III The Language of Kinship: (1) Kinship and Terminology Appendix IV The Language of Kinship: (2) Proverb Appendix V The ‘Convoy’: A Note on Five Informants Appendix VI On Living Intimately with Strangers Glossary References Index

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